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Newspaperin’

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Well, this is interesting. Senator Jerry Grafstein, Raymond Heard and Beryl Wajsman want to buy some of what the Aspers are (reluctantly) selling. To wit: Grafstein, Heard and Wajsman (‘Grafstein heard a wiseman.’ The jokes, they write themselves!) are heading up a consortium to buy the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. (The short of the long: the Gaz and the Citizen make money; the Post doesn’t.) The Toronto Star has a bit here. So does the Canadian Press, though with two boo-boos in the last line. (The Suburban is actually Quebec’s largest English weekly, and Wajsman hasn’t  hosted a show since 940 AM went all-music in 2008.)

Details on money, partners, etc. to come. And they say print is dead…

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