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(Heavily compressed from "The Macmillan Company of Canada", by Ruth Panofsky, in "Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing", with additional information from Wikipedia.)
The Macmillan Company of Canada was established in Toronto in December 1905 as a branch of the London office of Macmillan Company. The Canadian operation was mandated to market Macmillan’s English and American publications. By the 1920s, Macmillan of Canada attained sufficient autonomy to produce Canadian books, buoyed by the firm’s acquisition of the stock and contracts of Toronto’s Morang Educational Co. Ltd. in 1912. The company marketed to the interests of Canadian readers in addition to the needs of the parent company and its New York affiliate.
In 1973, the parent company sold the Macmillan Company of Canada to Maclean-Hunter who in turn sold it to Gage Educational Publishing in 1980 (later merged into the Canadian Publishing Corporation). This sale considerably diminished the importance of the Macmillan imprint, and by the late 1980s the company completely ceased the publication of literary books. In 1999 Macmillan Canada became an imprint of CDG Books. Gage maintained the imprint until 2002 with a minor list of publications. In 2002, Gage was sold to John Wiley & Sons, and even the imprint ceased.
McMaster University houses the Macmillan Company of Canada archives (1905-1996).