Chantal Hebert writes:
"Among the main items of this week’s federal fiscal update, none has drawn reactions as mixed as the announcement of a half-billion-dollar package to be spent over the next five years on helping out Canada’s struggling news industry.
"Most media executives and many friends of the news media applauded the move. They had been calling for such a package. They described it as an overdue lifeline.
"Yet among the ranks of the political columnists, many fear it is a poison pill that will eventually do the news industry more harm than good.
Those positions are not as irreconcilable as it may seem."
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