Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 14, 2010 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Huron-Bruce Community Newspapers

GODERICH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron–Bruce), today announced funding for 11 community newspapers in the Huron–Bruce region.

"The periodical industry is a vital cultural sector in Canada," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to contribute to local, weekly newspapers that speak to the members of the communities they serve."

"These federal funds will ensure that these newspapers remain a vibrant source of information for years to come," said Mr. Lobb.

"The grant from Canadian Heritage is critical to the viability of small newspapers like ours," said Dave Sykes, Group Publisher, Sun Media. "It ensures that people in rural areas have access to local news."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of:

  • $57,291 to The Goderich Signal-Star
  • $40,701 to The Exeter Times Advocate
  • $40,673 to The Shoreline Beacon
  • $32,246 to The Kincardine News
  • $30,603 to The Kincardine Independent
  • $28,518 to The Clinton News Record
  • $23,329 to The Citizen
  • $23,190 to The Huron Expositor
  • $22,525 to The Walkerton Herald-Times
  • $21,381 to The Wingham Advance Times
  • $21,325 to The Lucknow Sentinel

The Government of Canada has provided this total funding in the amount of $341,782 under the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF). The Fund invests in periodicals like these to help increase the overall health of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries. The Aid to Publishers component works to ensure that Canadians can continue to have access to the Canadian content they want from paid or request circulation magazines and community newspapers and provides those titles with the support they need to respond to a complex marketplace. This component provides greater flexibility for publishers to invest where needed in creation, production, marketing, distribution, and Web and digital development.

The CPF, which was created following public consultations, replaces two former programs: the Publications Assistance Program and the Canada Magazine Fund.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    matthew.deacon@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca