Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Torstar Corp. Buying Ottawa-Based Political News Website iPolitics Inc

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Torstar Corp. Buying Ottawa-Based Political News Website iPolitics Inc

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Torstar Corp. buying iPolitics Inc.

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TORONTO - The company that owns the Toronto Star newspaper has signed a deal to buy iPolitics Inc., an Ottawa-based digital political news service.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Torstar Corp. said Thursday once the deal closes its daily newspapers and websites across the country will soon begin publishing articles from iPolitics.

"We are pleased to announce a transaction to acquire iPolitics, which has a proven record of providing extensive online coverage of federal and provincial politics and government policies across Canada," said John Boynton, chief executive of Torstar and publisher of the Toronto Star.

"It's considered an invaluable information source by many of Canada's top business leaders, elected politicians, government officials, public policy influencers and decision-makers. …

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