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.