News Media Canada (NMC), formerly Newspapers Canada, is a trade association for newspaper publishers in Canada. It was established in 2016 through the merger of the Canadian Newspapers Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association.
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On 22 May 2019, NMC was named as one of eight "Canadian organizations that will sit on a special advisory panel tasked with recommending news operations for participation in a $600 million" media bailout fund scheduled to last five years. The announcement was made by then-Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said that under the program, the media would be eligible for refundable tax credits, a non-refundable tax credit for subscriptions to Canadian digital news and access to charitable tax incentives for not-for-profit journalism. The CBC two days later published an op-ed by former Ottawa Citizen editor Andrew Potter who called the "Liberals' bailout package... a toxic initiative." Among other points, he identified the NMC as "a newspaper industry lobby group" who had begged the government for three years.
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- Zimonjic, Peter (22 May 2019). "Federal government names organizations that will help spend $600M journalism fund". CBC.
- Potter, Andrew (24 May 2019). "The government just made its toxic media bailout plan even worse". CBC.