News Bailout “Dangerous”

Cabinet’s $595 million newspaper bailout opens reporters to suspicion their coverage is bought and paid for, a former Toronto Star editor told the Senate national finance committee. Subsidies include a 25 percent payroll tax credit worth up to $13,750 per newsroom employee at government-approved media: “This constitutes one of the gravest threats to freedom of the press that I have seen in this country.”

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