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Feds have to ‘correct mistakes’ of not qualifying foundations for media tax measures, says Le Devoir editor

By Mike Lapointe      

The independent journalism panel has recommended the CRA take the lead on deciding which organizations should benefit from the government's media bailout fund.

Winnipeg Free Press publisher Bob Cox, left, Le Devoir editor Brian Myles, centre, and Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, right. Mr. Myles says foundations are a 'source of revenue that is welcome in a time of declining advertising revenues' for journalism organizations. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The panel responsible for guiding the government on which journalism organizations should benefit from a controversial $595-million media bailout fund have recommended that the Canada Revenue Agency be put in charge of deciding which organizations qualify.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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