Weigl Educational Publishers Limited will be able to pursue new technology-related initiatives, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada announced today by Deepak Obhrai, the MP for Calgary East, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The publisher of educational books will use this funding to support a technology internship, an important step in the development of new jobs in Canada’s book publishing industry.
“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in important projects like those of Weigl Educational Publishers,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting these activities, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our communities and support arts, culture, and heritage.”
“Organizations such as Weigl Educational Publishers ensure that Canadians have access to quality Canadian educational books,” said Mr. Obhrai. “Our Government is proud to support and strengthen organizations like this one.”
“The Canada Book Fund is critical to the viability of the Canadian publishing industry and its ability to create quality Canadian content,” said Linda A. Weigl, President and Publisher, Weigl Educational Publishers.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $20,000 through the Support for Organizations funding stream of the Canada Book Fund (CBF). The principal objective of the CBF is to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a viable Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.