Cable & Telecom

Feds economic statement aims to help news media, rural fibre

But it’s no save for indy news, says Tory MP and former broadcasterOTTAWA - While the news media are under attack from President Donald Trump’s administration in the U.S., their counterparts in Canada have found a strong ally with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.In Wednesday’s fall economic statement, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a multimillion-dollar investment in Canadian journalism for both producers and consumers of news.Starting in the 2019-20 fiscal year, the federal government proposes to allocate $14.6 million over five years to help create a Francophone digital platform with French-language global broadcaster, TV5MONDE, to boost the presence of Canadian...