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The Honourable James Moore

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Government of Canada Announces Results of Investment Canada Act Review of Apple’s iBookstore Canada

OTTAWA, December 14, 2010 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that Apple Canada has been granted approval under the Investment Canada Act to establish iBookstore Canada.

“Our Government is committed to strengthening Canada’s economy through all its sectors, especially arts and culture,” said Minister Moore. “Apple has demonstrated how iBookstore Canada represents new opportunities for Canadian authors and publishers, and I have determined that this investment will be of net benefit to Canada.”

This decision is based on commitments made by Apple Canada, which include:

  • Promotion of Canadian-authored books–both French- and English-language titles–in iBookstore in Canada and other iBookstores internationally;
  • Increased opportunities for Canadian publishers and authors, including new and independent writers;
  • Increased access to titles from Aboriginal authors and publishers;
  • Assistance to Canadian publishers in streamlining processes of e-book creation and enhancement; and
  • Jobs for Canadians and improved services for Canadian consumers, including an iBookstore tailored to Canadian readers.
  • The Government of Canada ordered a review to determine if the investment by Apple Canada would be of net benefit to Canada. Under the Investment Canada Act, all reviews and approvals of investments in the cultural sector are the responsibility of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

    For more information (media only), please contact:

    Codie Taylor
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca

Date Modified:2010-06-08

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