Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Where is Ottawa’s help for Canada’s newspapers? Asks John Honderich

John Honderich writes:
"This being National Newspaper Week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to send out a tweet extolling the value of newspapers to our democracy.
“'In an ever-changing world with an ever-changing media landscape, our local newspapers play a vital role in protecting our democracy,' he wrote. “'We salute the papers — big and small — working to keep us informed.'
"It is reassuring to know the role of Canadian newspapers is appreciated. "For many, myself included, the feeling is deeply inbred that our democracy is only as strong as the strength and vitality of our newspapers.
"Yet in the past decade, at least 137 community and local newspapers have folded or ceased publication."

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