Government report contemplates life without newspapers in Canada

There’s been plenty of hand-wringing of late about the precarious state of the newspaper industry not only here in Canada, but around the world, and the federal government has taken notice. A recent internal government report prepared by Heritage Canada bureaucrats and obtained under the Access to Information Act not only itemized the options available to politicians should they decide to intervene – a “policy toolkit” – but presented scenarios of what the country would look like if Canada’s biggest newspaper publishers went out of business.


Here are a few of the highlights:



The report contains several “Company Spotlights” pertaining to the country’s biggest media companies.


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Obviously some of the doomsday scenarios here would never come to pass, but bureaucrats list off some options for government interventions here.


If you’d like to download and read the full report, you can do so by clicking here.


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