“Free” Press Gets $6,204,000

The Manitoba publisher that spearheaded a 2019 campaign for press subsidies last year received more than $6.2 million in federal aid, according to accounts. Subsidies were equivalent to more than half of net income for FP Newspapers Inc., publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press and Brandon Sun: “Of course there will be newspapers that fail, and you can’t give it to them forever.”

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