Federal Government’s Economic Statement Significant steps, but an unsettled future

Montréal, 22 November 2018 – The Coalition for Culture and the Media welcomes the measures of support for Canadian journalism announced yesterday by Minister Morneau. The Federal government appears, for the first time, to have taken note of the scale of this sector’s problems. The measures announced, of $595 million over five years in support of news, will certainly help to slow the decline of media newsrooms.

In welcoming the Federal government’s far-from-negligible efforts, the Coalition nevertheless notes that these do not constitute a complete and global solution. Questions of regulatory and fiscal fairness remain at the heart of the problem facing Canadian media newsrooms. 

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