rudywiebe
Photo Credit: Joseph Gascho

“We know too little about ourselves …. I say, only the stories we tell each other — about ourselves, about each other — can sustain us, because only the stories we tell each other create us as a society, as a nation, as a true Canadian people.”

Rudy Wiebe, author, two-time Governor General’s Award for Literature winner. Officer of the Order of Canada.

scottwhite
Photo Credit: Jacklyn Atlas

“The Canadian Copyright Act has ensured that I maintain ownership of my work and receive payment when others utilize that work connected to revenue gaining activities. In the digital age, writers are seeing wider distribution without compensation.  It is harder to earn a living, which truly makes it harder to keep creating.  I sincerely hope that the Canadian government recognizes the substantial contribution of creative artists to the cultural tapestry of Canada and ensures that through fair compensation, we can keep Canadian culture strong and vibrant.”

Scott White, Playwright/Composer/Librettist

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