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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...

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...

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...

Canadians want government advertising in newspapers, research shows

News Media Canada recently asked Canadians which media they think are the most appropriate for advertising about federal, provincial and municipal/regional government programs and...

City of Calgary looks to scrap public notice ads in newspapers

City officials are pitching Calgary's city council on dropping local newspapers for some types of advertising. According to the report, the city council's planning and urban development...

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...

Does the state have any business in the newsrooms of the...

The Feb. 27 federal budget pledged $10 million a year for five years to support local news media. That was $10 million too much, according...

Public access does not mean public notice

The government has an obligation to inform Canadians about programs, services, policies and decisions.  Research proves that Canadians want to see government advertising like...

Saskatchewan Rural Association of Municipalities to lobby the provincial government to...

Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association President Terry Jenson of the Clark's Crossing Gazette made the following comments to the SWNA membership about the upcoming SARM...

New fact sheet available on government advertising and newspapers

Public notice is vital.  Open and transparent communication from the government is vital and the proper dissemination of public notices assures that the public...