The Trudeau government could significantly subsidize mainstream media salaries following the Google agreement and recent federal payouts.

Legacy media journalists are projected have roughly half of their salaries paid by the Liberal government following the November 29 $100 million Google agreement and the subsidies outlined in the Fall Economic Statement.

“We’re pretty close, by my estimation, to a 50 percent wage subsidy on journalist salaries up to $85,000 per year,” Canadian journalist and executive director of The Hub Rudyard Griffiths said.

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