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Government of Canada provides financial support for The GATE

TORONTO, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), today announced $19,000 in funding for digital publisher The GATE on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Business Innovation component of the Canada Periodical Fund to help The GATE in its plans to increase its exposure to new markets.

Quick Facts

  • The GATE magazine's content focuses on entertainment, travel, gaming, and electronics.
  • The Canadian periodical industry, which includes magazines and newspapers, generates more than $6.8 billion in revenue annually.
  • The Department of Canadian Heritage operates the Canada Periodical Fund, a $75-million program for Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers, and digital periodicals.


"Canadian communities benefit from our country's diverse and innovative periodical industry."

—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our Government is proud to support The GATE in its efforts to provide insight on topics of interest to Canadians through an important digital platform."

—Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)

"It is an honour and privilege to be recognized by the Government of Canada and the Canada Periodical Fund's Business Innovation program. This support is integral for our independent publication, and it provides much needed support to allow The GATE to continue to expand while focusing on Canadian artists, film, and television."

—W. Andrew Powell, Editor-In-Chief, The GATE

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Canada Periodical Fund - Business Innovation

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