Mar 25, 2020 11:47 am MDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is about to announce supports to keep journalists working and reporting on the COVID-19 crisis.
Details are coming later from the heritage minister, Trudeau says in his daily appearance outside his Ottawa residence.
Facing collapsing advertising revenues, one large newspaper chain in Atlantic Canada has already closed numerous publications and combined others, laying off hundreds of people. The SaltWire Network said in a statement that the moves are to preserve money in the hopes of reopening the closed outlets later this year.