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SUMA passes ‘anti-democratic’ resolution

As some of you may have already heard, a resolution to modernize public notice requirements was recently passed at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association convention. This means that SUMA will now lobby the Provincial government,...

Update: Public notice advertising under threat in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) will be meeting February 3-6 and will be voting on a motion to lobby the Saskatchewan government to change the Act that currently says most public notices are...

Saskatchewan town and city councils pushing for less transparency

The issue of public notice is surfacing again in the province of Saskatchewan.  Some SK town and city councils are attempting to end the practice of publishing public notices in newspapers. The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities...

Federal Government’s fall economic statement addresses concerns of the news industry

Today's fall economic statement from the federal government contained three items that are good news for the industry. These three announcements are: 1)     Access to Charitable Tax Incentives 2)     A New Refundable Tax Credit to Support News Organizations 3)     A New...

Ambulance New Brunswick is Canada’s most secretive government agency in 2018

Ambulance New Brunswick is the 2018 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the provincial category. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ),...

Bill Morneau: The man behind Canada’s most secretive federal department in 2018

The federal department of finance, headed by minister Bill Morneau, is the 2018 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the federal category. The award is given annually...

Fact Sheet: Government Public Notice and Newspapers 2019

The government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Advertising is one of many ways the government ensures that individuals, families and businesses have the information they need to exercise their rights and...

Presentation: Government Advertising and Newspapers – Public Notice 2019

The government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Advertising is one of many ways the government ensures that individuals, families and businesses have the information they need to...

Local Newspapers: Trusted and True presentation (PDF and PPT)

Nine in ten Canadians (88%) read newspapers each week across Canada, on different platforms at different times of day. Local newspapers are a trusted source of information in communities across Canada and continue to be...

Local Newspapers: Trusted and True – Fact Sheet: Media Exposure and Trust

On a daily basis, Canadians are surrounded by media, bombarded by thousands of brand messages daily on an increasing number of traditional and digital platforms. However, exposure does not equal influence or guarantee an ad will...

Local Newspapers: Trusted and True – Fact Sheet: Why Do Newspapers Matter?

What drives Canadians to read community newspapers in both printed and digital platforms? The main reason continues to be that the local newspaper has something that can be hard to find anywhere else: LOCAL information, in various forms...

Newspaper Media Drive Automotive Sales 2017 – Fact Sheet

Vehicle advertisers need to know the facts about the market in Canada. To provide this necessary insight, News Media Canada conducted an update to previous automotive research designed to address the key question of...