The federal government is planning to provide financial support to media organizations to keep journalists working and reporting on the COVID-19 crisis.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the plan during his daily appearance outside his Ottawa residence on Wednesday, adding details will be provided soon by Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault.
“Right now, it is more important than ever that Canadians have access to the latest news and information,” Trudeau said. “To ensure that journalists can continue to do this vital work, our government is announcing new measures to support them.”
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Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said Ottawa is investing $30-million in a national awareness campaign about the virus, and that the vast majority will be invested in Canadian media organizations