The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts today released its final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as outlined in the 2019 federal budget.
The report provides guidance to determine which journalism organizations qualify for these tax measures, based on criteria outlined in the budget legislation for the program, which is intended to support written news outlets that provide news of general interest to Canadian audiences.
The Independent Panel consisted of the following members:
Bob Cox, News Media Canada
Esther Enkin, Canadian Association of Journalists
Brad Honywill, Unifor
Pierre-Paul Noreau, Association de la presse francophone
Brenda O’Farrell, Quebec Community Newspapers Association
Thomas Saras, National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
Pascale St-Onge, Fédération nationale des communications
Pierre Sormany, Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
To view the report and other materials, click on the following links:
- Press release
- Report of the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts
- Minutes of the Meeting of the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts