Globe and Mail to pull print out of Maritimes

The Globe and Mail will cease distribution in Atlantic Canada as of Dec. 1.

The Globe and Mail will no longer publish in Atlantic Canada.


The paper announced on Monday, Aug. 21, that it will cease print distribution in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island as of Dec. 1, citing dwindling numbers as readers switch to the online product.


The paper already stopped delivering in Newfoundland and Labrador four years ago.


In an interview with the CBC, Globe publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley said the decision is not related to the SaltWire Network’s acquisition of presses in Nova Scotia.


Crawley says the paper will continue to cover Atlantic Canada, and will have a new correspondent for that region starting in September.


"We're very much interested in the stories coming out of the Maritime provinces. We have a national audience that would expect us to do that,” Crawley told the CBC.


In other print news, Metroland Media Group announced Tuesday, Aug. 22 that its papers in Mississauga and Brampton will go from publishing two days a week to once a week.


Two reporters will lose their jobs as a result of the papers cutting their publishing frequency in half.


Unifor Local 87-M President Paul Morse said that these cuts are further proof of the crisis that the journalism industry faces.

“Newsrooms are being increasingly hollowed out because of the steep declines in newspaper advertising revenue,” Morse said. “If a way to stabilize the situation is not found, Canada faces a larger threat to democracy.”