Well back to the topic there are a few up and coming publishers that are worth looking into.
Dreamcatcher: They created 'The Adventure Company' for there adventure game line and are using this label for Action and RPG's
GOT Game: Have some decent game but I've only seen them in the bargain bin arena.
Microids: Lately they have put out some decent titles, (Warrior Kings) though I think they are now a branch of Dreamcatcher since the last few games they put out in Canada are the same as Adventure Company (Syberia, Post Mortom)
All the others I can think of have been bought or have closed.