TC Transcontinental is seeking the support of various levels of government to ensure that local high quality information continues to be available
TC Transcontinental has reviewed the results of the study conducted by MCE Conseils on the state of print media and information in Quebec as well as the recommendations proposed to ensure its sustainability. This report, made public on June 8 by the Fédération nationale des communications and the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (FNC-CSN), made a vibrant plea for government support for the survival of print media in Quebec. TC Transcontinental salutes this initiative and joins its voice to that of the FNC-CSN to advocate in favour of the implementation of a hybrid funding ecosystem, including government participation. "These recommendations strengthen the efforts we have made in this regard over the past few years to the federal and provincial governments, and more recently the action plan presented jointly by TC Transcontinental and Hebdos Québec to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, declared François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental. The economic reality and the structural changes we are experiencing in the media industry attest to the need for government intervention to preserve local and regional information, ensuring a dynamic society and democratic values. We want to work in collaboration with the different stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of support measures. "