FROM TIME TO TIME, circumstances arise that allow us in a very appropriate way to single out individuals, organizations, and institutions for deserved recognition.

That is the case with this 25th anniversary publication of the critical quarterly, Canadian Literature.

For 25 years, and through the pages of 100 editions over the past quarter century, Canadian Literature quarterly has been a major voice in celebrating and encouraging Canadian culture.

This 100th edition of Canadian Literature, carrying as it does new works of contemporary writers, emphasizing new poems and essays on subjects of current interest to the writers, lends proof to the belief that literature in Canada is not only alive and well, but flourishing.

If it was the intention of the publishers of Canadian Literature to show in this anniversary edition that literature, and culture generally, is all around us in the present and not just something we inherit from history alone, then that objective is herein realized.

I am pleased to extend congratulations and warm best wishes to Canadian Literature and to all involved in the 25 years of achievement. As a country, and as a people, we are indebted to the pioneers of Canadian literature and their successors who have contributed so much to the growth and development of cultural excellence in our country.

I look forward to 25 more years of Canadian Literature.

The Right Honourable Edward R. Schreyer

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