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Community papers have value

The minister of Canadian Heritage has told me that my business model is broken. She indicated I should be partnering with both Facebook and Google to deliver the news of our community.

I guess that after more than 120 years of publishing the stories about the lives and businesses of the people of Rainy River district, such information is of no value to the minister.

Nor are the stories published in more than 700 community newspapers across Canada in more than one language of any importance. The minister must believe that Facebook and Google cover all happenings in Canada.

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