On Thursday’s episode of CANADALAND Short Cuts, Zane Schwartz, the chair of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), dropped what sounded like it could be bombshell news. A panel of journalism experts convened by the federal government had delivered a set of recommendations that included a massive funding increase to the coming newspaper bailout — and the government, Schwartz suggested, was poised to go along with their proposals.
“We’re waiting on Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Heritage, to say, ‘Yes, I like the rules’ or ‘I’m gonna change them.’ Early indications are that he’s gonna greenlight the rules,” said Schwartz.
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