Canadian newspapers may get help from the federal government, Toronto-based the National Post reports.

The financing will be detailed in the budget that has been delivered in March for the past two years.

It's thought that the Liberals will dedicate more money and change the rules of the Canada Periodical Fund to expand the circle of funding as the industry as the industry seeks footing in the digital era.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the newspaper Le Soleil that he was concerned with the financial situations of media in Canada and that a decision on funding from Ottawa would show up the next budget, the paper reported.

"We've had an indication from the prime minister's mouth and from the minister's mouth that there will be help for newspapers, so both of those are very encouraging," said Bob Cox, chairman of News Media Canada, a trade association representing some 1,000 newspapers in the country.

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