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Le Devoir latest Quebec media outlet to get registered journalism organization status

By The Canadian Press on October 19, 2023.

Montreal daily newspaper Le Devoir has become the latest Quebec media outlet to transform into a registered journalism organization – which can issue tax receipts for donations.

The publication said today it obtained “qualified donee” status under a tax measure from 2020 introduced by the federal government to support Canadian journalism.

With its new designation Le Devoir will benefit from tax advantages, including the ability to issue donation receipts, to be exempt from income tax, and to receive donations from registered charities.

Until now, the newspaper had relied on philanthropic revenues from a donor base but could not issue tax receipts.

The 113-year-old Le Devoir will maintain its paid subscription model, both for print and online.

Le Devoir is the sixth media outlet in Quebec to obtain RJO status, following others such as La Presse.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 19, 2023.

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