will keep publishing in print, the paper’s board announced.
The paper’s president, Donald Carr, announced Friday that the board
of directors “is happy to confirm that the print newspaper will
In late April, Canadian Jewry’s flagship paper announced that it
would cease publication after 53 years, citing revenue shortfalls. The
June 20 issue was to have been its last.
The paper’s offices will move to a new location in Toronto this summer, Carr said.
“That, combined with other adjustments we need to make to our
operations, dictate that we pause after the current issue and resume
publishing with the August 1 edition,” he said.
The paper hired an outside adviser, Robert Attala, a sales and
marketing executive and former publisher of the National Post newspaper.
The CJN “will need new subscribers, and existing subscribers will be
asked to accept a higher subscription rate immediately,” Carr stated.
“Advertisers, old and new, must commit to advertise on an ongoing
The paper’s announcement that it would close shocked many in Canada’s
375,000-strong Jewish community and triggered a public outcry
The mass firings announced in April were rescinded but cuts were made
to the 50-member staff. Three longtime reporters in the Toronto office
were cut, as were some positions in advertising and production in the
Toronto and Montreal offices.