Liberals showered magazines, other periodicals with $85M in funding

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In April 2020, the Trudeau government showered over 670 magazines and other periodicals with $85 million in taxpayer funding, government data shows. The funding was distributed by the Department of Canadian Heritage as part of the 2020-2021 Canada Periodical Fund. The two individual publications that netted the highest valued grants include Canadian Living which and TV Hebdo which both received $1.87 million each. The two outlets are currently owned by TVA Publications INC. When added together, TVA’s various print publications received a whopping $11.34 million from the federal government. Meanwhile, the popular news magazine Maclean’s, which is edited by Liberal minister Catherine McKenna’s husband Scott Gilmore, received $1,565,498 from the Liberals on April 1.