A slim majority of Canadians would support a government bailout of the newspaper industry, a new poll suggests.
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey - conducted before one of Canada's biggest media conglomerates received partial bankruptcy protection this week - also found that 87 per cent of respondents believe newspapers play an important role in the news media.
The poll comes amid declining long-term trends in newsprint readership and a recession-fuelled crisis in industry profitability.
The survey found that newspapers may be experiencing greater consumer decline relative to TV and radio news, "but that has not translated into a sense that the industry is irrelevant or out of date," said Doug Anderson, senior vice-president at Harris-Decima.
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Canadians are some of the most brainwashed leftists on earth. They're a prime example of what happens when your main media outlet is owned by the Government and you have no freedom of speech.
Most don't even know that their media can be silenced with a simple order of a judge. Canada Sucks unless you're a criminal or drug addict.
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