Renaud-Bray believes regulated book prices would change very little for the French market
The National Assembly is hosting another day of public hearings today on regulating the price of books in the province. Yesterday you may have heard my conversation with David Homel, from the Quebec Writers' Federation. He presented a brief yesterday in favour of regulating book prices. Quebec authors and independent bookstore owners want to limit the discount that big surfaces can offer on new releases, in order to level the playing field in the industry.
Also presenting a brief yesterday was Blaise Renaud, président of Renaud-Bray book stores. His company is against the idea of regulating book prices, and instead thinks it's time to review existing laws in the booking industry.
Host Ainslie MacLellan spoke to Blaise Renaud this morning.