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Ottawa cuts newspaper ad spending

Ottawa cuts newspaper ad spending, but real focus is on leveling the tax laws

The CBC Newsworld headline is “Ottawa cuts newspaper ad spending amid worries about sector” but the real news is that Ottawa’s contract asks the Public Policy Forum to “identify potential options that address challenges in the emerging news media landscape” and they are looking at section 19 of the income tax Act to give the online sales for newspapers a tax preference like their print advertising, something that has been a HOT TOPIC FOR US since 2010.

Contact your Member of Parliament about this legal inequity. (If you are not sure where.)

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