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Information Session for Publishers: Promotion Prohibitions for the Cannabis Act

In anticipation of the September 14, 2018 information session hosted by Health Canada with respect to the prohibitions surrounding the promotion of cannabis, cannabis accessories and services related to cannabis contained in the Cannabis Act and...

Senate committee urges government to study tax measures hurting Canada’s fragile news media industry

The federal government should study the idea of changing tax measures that encourage news media advertisers to spend money with foreign companies, hobbling Canada’s already declining news industry, a Senate committee recommended in a...

Google’s ad revenue soars in second quarter

Google saw an increase in revenues this year, according to a second-quarter earnings report from parent company Alphabet Investor Relations. Revenues for Google properties were $23.3 billion this year, up from $18.4 billion in Q2...

Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy now accepting nominations

The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government...

Trudeau shuffles cabinet; names new Minister of Canadian Heritage

Melanie Joly, who has served as the Trudeau government's Minister of Canadian Heritage since the 2016 federal election, has been replaced by fellow Montreal M.P. Pablo Rodriguez. As columnist Graeme Hamilton writes in the National...

Manitoba’s community newspapers pleased by amendments to Bill 19

The Manitoba Community Newspapers Association (MCNA) has applauded the provincial government for its move to amend Bill 19, The Planning Amendment Act, so that Manitoba municipalities will still be required to place public notices...

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...

Newspaper Media Drive Vehicle Sales 2017 – Presentation

Newspaper Media Drive Automotive Sales 2017 Consumers navigating the automotive purchase process in today’s world are presented with an increasing number of options and media influences. The 2017 Newspaper Media Drive Automotive Sales study reports that newspapers...

2017: Newspapers 24/7 – Overview – Fact Sheet

News Media Canada continues to research newspaper readership across different platforms and by time of day. The most recent research was conducted in January 2016 and confirms the continued strength of newspaper readership. This...