Federal budget will be announced February 27 – is help coming for Canadian newspapers?

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberals’ next budget on Feb. 27, 2018. But what help will the federal government provide to Canada's news industry?

News Media Canada has been at the forefront of advocacy on this issue. In 2017, we proposed the establishment of a Canadian Journalism Fund to ensure continued support for public interest reporting.

As well, our organization has proposed overhauling the Canadian Periodical Fund, which currently provides funding only to print magazines and non-daily newspapers to offset their mailing costs.

So what will the future hold? The Toronto Star recently published an excellent piece that summarizes the industry's current challenges and possible solutions. You can read that piece here.