Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Heritage Minister Says Ottawa Not Ruling out Helping Newspaper Industry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Heritage Minister Says Ottawa Not Ruling out Helping Newspaper Industry

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Feds not ruling out helping newspapers: Joly

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MONTREAL - The federal government isn't ruling out offering financial support to the struggling newspaper industry, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said Friday.

Newspapers are hurting and all options to help them are being considered, she told reporters after giving a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade.

"I fully appreciate the struggles that different media are facing," she said. "I have said several times: everything is on the table. I am ready to talk about the different tools we have as a government to help and promote these areas."

Asked specifically if her government is excluding offering money, she said, "my team is ready to look at all scenarios."

Joly said she is maintaining an open invitation to all media stakeholders to participate in her department's ongoing public consultations on the future of Canadian content in a digital world. …

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