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Government of Canada Provides Financial Assistance to Publisher Apprentissage Illimite Inc.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), today announced funding of $20,700 for Apprentissage Illimite Inc. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Government of Canada provided this support through the Support for Publishers component of the Canada Book Fund to assist Apprentissage Illimite Inc. in incorporating new technologies to enhance the promotion and distribution of books by Canadian authors.

Quick Facts

--  Apprentissage Illimite Inc., located in St. Adolphe, is a publisher of
    school textbooks and general literature produced by Manitoba's official-
    language minority community.
--  Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian
    Heritage provides annual funding to approximately 300 book publishers
    and industry organizations in more than 80 Canadian communities.
--  Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year
    and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support Apprentissage Illimite Inc. in order to offer a wide variety of books by Canadian authors to a growing number of readers everywhere."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"By helping Apprentissage Illimite Inc. achieve its business objectives, we are enriching the cultural lives of Canadians and strengthening our economy."

-Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher)

"I thank the Government of Canada for this important support, which will help us put our business in a good position during this critical time for the publishing industry."

-Raymond Poirier, President, Apprentissage Illimite Inc.

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Books - Canada: A Creative Nation

Apprentissage Illimite Inc.

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