Media Bailout


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a month ago

Trudeau Liberals give failing CBC-TV bailout in midst of pandemic

The Trudeau Liberals have crafted a new bailout for CBC-TV after the crown broadcaster posted massive advertising revenue losses.

Joe Vaughan
2 months ago

CBC compiles directory of 'trusted' media sources, assessing who is and isn’t credible

CBC did not provide a metric for determining which media outlets are considered credible, but the chair of the board Michael Goldbloom stated that such a directory is necessary due to "misinformation about COVID-19 [spreading] like wildfire."

Noah David Alter
2 months ago

BREAKING: CBC to lay off more than 60 employees including journalists and managerial positions

The CBC employs over 7,400 people across its divisions, and has received over $1.2 billion in federal government funding, financial statements show.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
3 months ago

MEDIA BAILOUT: Trudeau gov't subsidizes over a third of profits for Free Press-owned papers

Free Press—owned by FP Newspaper Inc.—owns several papers in Manitoba, including the Brando Sun. the Carillon, and the Carberry News Express.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
3 months ago

Trudeau government allowed liberal journalists to award government cash to themselves

In 2019, the Department of Canadian Heritage created the Local Journalism Initiative. This is a 50 million dollar five-year subsidy given to publishers for the hiring of new staff.

Joe Vaughan
5 months ago

Trudeau's $600 MILLION media bailout advisors attacked Conservatives, praised Liberals

Two advisors who are helping the government administer its $600 million media bailout have attacked Stephen Harper and expressed support for Justin Trudeau.

Nico Johnson
6 months ago

Unifor President calls for FASTER media bailout funding from Trudeau government

Unifor, a union which represents over 12,000 media workers Canada-wide, was chosen to select which news outlets would be worthy of receiving government cash earlier last year.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
8 months ago

Toronto Star fires 85 workers, while execs still rake in $760,000

TorStar expects to be granted a 75% wage subsidy from the government after laying off 85 staff.

Nico Johnson
8 months ago

Five Toronto Star executives make 70 percent of projected media bailout money

Despite the need for a bailout and mounting losses, Canadian media companies continued to pay top executives at high salaries. The folly of that methodology is now clear.

Libby Emmons
9 months ago

Trudeau government pays media to write climate change articles

The Department of Canadian heritage is paying news outlets to write stories on climate change through taxpayer-funed subsidies, which are in the millions.

Nico Johnson
a year ago

Toronto Star parent company’s stock plummeting

TorStar, the company that owns the newspaper the Toronto Star, has seen its stock plummet to historic lows this week.

Nico Johnson
a year ago

Media bailout memo to Liberal minister completely redacted by government

A journalist tried to get a government memo discussing the $600 million media bailout, all 27 pages were blocked by the government.

Graeme Gordon

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