Ottawa pulls ads from Breitbart.com

The federal government says it has pulled its advertising from Breitbart.com, the so-called alt-right website whose controversial former chairman, Steve Bannon, is U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief adviser.

…The government says it put Breitbart on a blacklist in December, apparently after The Globe and Mail reported that ads for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission had appeared on the site.”


Me thinks this was a case of sour grapes by the Globe…

Ottawa cuts newspaper ad spending amid worries about sector…Internal report cites options to support Canadian newsrooms, as newspaper revenues tank

The March 2016 Canadian Heritage report, Newspapers in Canada: The New Reality of a Traditional Industry, notes that the federal government has been abandoning print newspaper ads just as quickly as other advertisers, choosing cheaper digital ads instead — and disrupting the familiar newspaper business model.

“Federal advertising is shifting towards online platforms,” says the report, written by public servants and obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act.

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