Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Buck among magazines on public dole

Winnipeg Free Press: Here's a good question to ask as the federal government begins to trim public service jobs. Why is the government still handing taxpayers' money to some of Canada's largest media corporations? The little-known Canada Periodical Fund doles out about $71 million a year to publications ranging from Newfoundland Sportsman to the Canadian Coin News, but it's not the legion of obscure publications that is most objectionable, even though the spending produces little broad value.

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