Top Heavy Media Ownership in New Brunswick Erodes Democracy


Green Party Leader David Coon is calling for an end to the concentration of corporate print media ownership in the province.

“The concentration of newspaper ownership in New Brunswick undermines our democracy,” Coon said. 

All of the English language newspapers in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John are owned by the Irvings, along with all but two of the province’s English and French language weeklies. 

The Green Party proposes to legislate a 40 per cent cap on the concentration of corporate print media ownership. 

It also calls for the elimination of the ownership of media by corporations with significant non-media interests in New Brunswick.