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Government of Canada Moves to E-Printing

For immediate release
July 5, 2013

Ottawa – The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today announced the Government of Canada has made electronic publishing its new standard for all documents as part of an ongoing commitment to reduce costs and modernize operations.

"Our Government is committed to delivering information to Canadians in the most efficient and cost effective way," said Minister Clement. "From now on electronic publishing will be the default for all government organizations, significantly reducing the amount of large volume printing and the costs associated with it."

In 2011–12, the Government of Canada spent about $19 million on the printing, distribution and warehousing of communications products. Through these new procedures, the Government will reduce these costs.

Publications will still be available in print ready formats and will be printed on request. Publications related to health, safety and security will continue to be made available in print formats.

The Procedures for Publishing, which are now in effect, support the Government's Economic Action Plan 2013 commitment to modernize the production and distribution of government publications by shifting to electronic publishing and making print publications the exception.

For more information regarding the Procedures for Publishing and guidance to departments and agencies, please visit the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website.

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For more information, contact:

Matthew Conway
Press Secretary
Office of the President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor
613-957-2666

Media Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
613-957-2640

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