A cyn­i­cal move

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

Re­gard­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment pledg­ing nearly $600 mil­lion to help news or­ga­ni­za­tions, what a cyn­i­cal move by the Lib­er­als, en­sur­ing favourable cov­er­age for them­selves in the guise of sup­port­ing a fail­ing and soon to be ob­so­lete in­dus­try.

There’s no doubt only those news­pa­pers that pub­lish ar­ti­cles sup­port­ive of Lib­eral poli­cies and crit­i­cal of the other par­ties will qual­ify for the sub­sidy. Any­one who be­lieves all news­pa­pers will be treated equally un­der this pro­gram and the Lib­er­als in­tro­duced this pro­gram solely to help the be­lea­guered news­pa­per in­dus­try’s de­lud­ing them­selves. This bla­tant at­tempt to con­trol the free press smacks of so­cial­ism at its very worst. Say good­bye to a free and in­de­pen­dent news me­dia in Canada.

John Lisowski Lon­don

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