Canadian Booksellers Association

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The Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) is an organization that promotes and advocates for Canadian booksellers, publishers and authors. Its membership is open to bookstore owners and "affiliated stakeholders" like authors and publishers.[1] The organization was created in 1952.[2] The association advocates on behalf of booksellers to the Canadian government, notably questioning potential changes to the national competition policies.[3]

The association has been noted for its opposition to online retailer Amazon.com, particularly the company's plans to expand into Canada.[4] University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist criticized this effort as "a transparent attempt to hamstring a tough competitor".[5]

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  1. ^ "Who we are". CBA. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Booksellers Association Meets with the Minister of Canadian Heritage". Book and Periodical Council. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Dayus, Susan (11 January 2008). "CBA Letter to LR Wilson". Government of Canada. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Whittall, Zoe (8 March 2010). "Canadian Booksellers Association says no to Amazon". Quill & Quire. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Woods, Stuart (18 March 2010). "Michael Geist's covert ties to Amazon". Quill & Quire. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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