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Guide to the Time Inc. Time Canada Ltd. Records
1954-1975, 1995-1999
 MS 3009-RG 44

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Series I. President Don Brown Files, 1995-1999. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Biographical / Historical

Don Brown retired in 2000 after working at Time Inc. since 1967. According to his Bio File, prior to his role as president, Brown served as Time Associate International Ad Director and  Time Asia Publishing Director.

In 1995, Parliament used Bill C-103, an act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Act to impose a high tax on advertising in a split-run edition of a periodical in an attempt to end split-run editions in Canada. "Split-run" is an edition with editorial content mainly from the foreign edition, but with advertising aimed at the Canadian market. In 1998, the Canadian government proposed Bill C-55 (Foreign Publishers Advertising Services Act) as a response to the 1993 attempt of Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated to produce a "split-run" edition for Canada. The bill stated that foreign publishers could not print ads directed at the Canadian market.


"Movers & Shakers." Strategy. March 27, 2000. Accessed August 16, 2019.

Time Inc. Bio Files, MS 3009-RG 2, New-York Historical Society.

Thomas, Terrence J. Economics Division. (1998). Legislative History of Bill C-55. Title: Subtitle (LS-323E). Canada: Library of Parliament.

Scope and Contents

President Don Brown's files are rehoused binders about Canadian legislation and proposed legislation that affected Time Inc. publications. Records include correspondence, emails, press clippings, and copies of reports regarding legislation and presentations by Time Inc. making its case against the legislation.


Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3303 Folder : 1 Bill C-55 and Telemedia Communications Inc.
Offsite-Box: 3303 Folder : 2-9 Bill C55: World Trade Organization (WTO) Challenge
Offsite-Box: 3304 Folder : 1-8 Bill C-55 : World Trade Organization Challenge
Offsite-Box: 3304 Folder : 9 Bill C-103: Time Canada Ltd./  Sports Illustrated Canada: Briefing Book

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