In the Entire USA one newsprint producer has lodged a complaint and to nip that complaining in the bud US trade negotiators added a 30% news print import tariff to all Canadian imports.

while many papers are mostly digital, cutting pages or print days, many still publish the old fashioned way.

The biggest cost of news making in print is paper, ink and wages, all of which keep going up.

newspspers however are seeing decreases in circulation and advertising revenue, a perfect storm for the industry.

US paper mills blame Canada, but the reality of a shrinking demand in the newspaper market forced many out of business because supply was greater than demand and downsizing occurred.

I see this tariff as a way to hurt the newspaper industry thus hurting the First Amendment while allowing a President Trump to get back at what he calls fake news as he drives more and more small news companies out of business.



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