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#146 Should The Government Bail Out The News Business?
The Trudeau government is actually considering it.
August 8, 2016

Justin Trudeau’s government has asked a think tank to research this very question: should taxpayers provide a safety net for a news business in free-fall? The think tank is headed by former Globe and Mail Editor in Chief Edward Greenspon, who discusses (and defends?) the idea of a news biz bail-out.

Ed’s Twitter: @egreenspon
Ed’s Email: ed.greenspon@ppforum.ca
Correction: at the PPF’s roundtable, it was mentioned that there is no full-time journalist covering the Saskatchewan legislature. I repeated this on the podcast. But it turns out to not be so: David Fraser covers the Saskatchewan legislature full-time for the Leader Post, barring the occasional absence to work on a feature.  
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