Besides everything else I do, I am first of all a business owner. I started Halifax Examiner Inc. in 2014 with all my life savings, $10,000. By the time the… Continue Reading The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation
The government capitulated to the demands of traditional publishers with its financial package of “support for Canadian journalism.”
If you missed the news, it’s probably because after months—make that years—of… Continue Reading Tilting the playing field
We’re not looking for a handout. But we didn’t expect the government to distort the playing field so dramatically
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The federal budget has finally answered some of the questions about the Liberal government’s plans to subsidize the news business, which were first floated late last year. But the details… Continue Reading Government funding for journalism: To what end?
By Heather Rollwagen, Ryerson University and Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University
Ottawa has finally announced the details of how it will offer financial assistance to the country’s struggling news media industry… Continue Reading As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy
In 2020, eligible Canadian newsrooms are set to receive tax credits and access to donee status
Read More Continue Reading Journalism industry bailout outlined with no details on oversight panel
Ottawa is poised to provide almost $600 million in financial assistance to Canada’s news media. Will it do the right thing and restrict the incentives to Canadian-owned companies?
Read More Continue Reading How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
Rather than bolstering the corporations that have decimated Canada’s media ecosystem, the federal tax incentive package should be used to fund journalists’ work
Read More Continue Reading Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
This story was originally published by The Logic and appears here with its permission.
I anguished over whether to weigh in on last week’s $595-million government-aid package for… Continue Reading Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout