“New Brunswick is about to become the first place in Canada where readers must pay for local news.
“The Irving-owned Brunswick News Inc. has decided that the era of free content is done. As early as next week, the company will shut down free access to websites for 18 English-language newspapers and eight editions of the French-language newspaper L’Etoile.
“…Brunswick News Inc. has several advantages in erecting a paywall.
“The first is lack of competition. The company owns every English-language newspaper in New Brunswick except one…”