Government has a duty to inform Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Open and transparent communication from government to Canadians is vital and the proper dissemination of public notices assures that the public is informed about important changes that will impact their lives.
Put another way, Public Notices in newspapers are vital part of the democratic process to keep people informed.
To reinforce this point, News Media Canada has released an updated fact sheet on the importance of Public Notices in newspapers. You can access it here.