Mag task force named

The two co-chairman of Ottawa's task force on the Canadian magazine industry have been confirmed Patrick O'Callaghan, a former publisher with Southam Press and former chairman of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers Association is one; the other...

The two co-chairman of Ottawa’s task force on the Canadian magazine industry have been confirmed

Patrick O’Callaghan, a former publisher with Southam Press and former chairman of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers Association is one; the other is Roger Tasse, a former federal deputy Minister of Justice and a veteran of the country’s constitutional battles.

Tasse is now an Ottawa lawyer.

The task force has until the end of the year to come up with recommendations.

It will assess the marketplace for Canadian magazine publishers, review Ottawa’s existing support mechanisms and suggest others.DC