Newspapers seek federal help, major lobbying push made in recent months

Canada’s newspaper industry has been making a push to have its concerns heard by federal officials on Parliament Hill in recent months, with goals that include more advertising from the government, more funding from a government periodical fund, and reforms to copyright law.

Newspapers Canada has filed 14 communication reports with the federal lobbyists registry since late July. The only other communication report filed by this group—which has been around for eight years as a partnership between the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association—was in 2012.

  • Millie_Woods

    I’ve got an idea! Why not add a chain of newspapers that nobody reads to your current media holdings of a television network that nobody watches and a radio station that nobody listens to?

    • That’s a business plan in Canada.

      • What a great way to insure your media is biased.

      • xavier

        And guarantees subsidies forever! No need to work

    • Clink9

      I just got a hot tip on a buggy whip start up.

  • Dana Garcia

    Certainly government-subsidized media would be suitably grateful to the source of its support.

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  • ntt1

    The thin end of the wedge is here. A state supported media will obediently report and propagandize as per financial interest.. lord knows the ethics that would mitigate this fled years ago, now there is nothing left but credulous ideology. that will happily follow state guidelines in “information” control.

    • Look to the CBC, soon all media will be just that.

      • ntt1

        The only reason this has reared its fascist head is that it has passed muster with the toronto centric hot tubbers who retard our film industry,steer the CBC to reactionary marxism and promote scientific fallacy like climate change and gender fluidity.

  • Ron MacDonald

    The Liberals will do it provided they remain Liberal shrills.

  • reidjr

    The Star/Globe & Mail have nothing more then a pro Islamic anti white agenda why should they get help.

    • canminuteman

      Because they will continue to be the propaganda arm of the Liberal government?

    • ntt1

      because they are demonstrably getting the liberals message out…which is not yet fully anti white, with the exception of heather malice who of course has been rabidly anti white male for years.
      A newspaper showing anti muslim editorializing is already been shut down in mississauga.
      We will see more as the papers jostle for handouts using self censorship as a means of virtue signaling to governmental rainmakers.

  • robins111

    We knew years ago that the 4th estate was really the Ministry of Truth, but this pretty much is an in your face admission that we wanna get paid to shovel your shit.

  • ontario john

    Since the newspapers in this country are print organs of the Liberal Party and any leftist cause going, it should not be a problem for Turdeau to hand out some money. Provided you can get him off one of selfie tours long enough.

  • marty_p

    Supporting the Pro Mo Toronto Star (and Crescent) is like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.
    For the life of me I don’t understand the logic of their love for Mo’s – yes they are the 2nd largest religion in Canada (and the fastest growing) but most of the illiterate Mo’s don’t read newspapers or attend theatre or attend concerts etc. So what’s the point of ass kissing a demographic that can’t boost your subscription numbers?
    The only thing I can figure is that the anti-Israel Star finds that Mo’s are their natural allies (against Jews and Israel) and as such – that’s good enough for the Star.
    I spoke to one of the Jewish columnists at the Star one day and asked them how they can reconcile working for an anti-Israel and veiled anti-Semitic employer – their answer was “it’s a job”.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    When you take Caesar’s coin; Caesar own’s you. CBC has been a liberal manure pile for years.