ruefrontenac.com the wonderful site set up in response to the Journal de Montréall lock-out has folded because it could not find financing. It had a problem of accumulated debt. We at rabble.ca hate to see the loss of an alternative site started by journalists, and loved by its readers.
Meanwhile the Journal de Montéal is back, a publication of Quebecor, owner of Sun Media. Not a great trade-off. Corporate media can be defeated by reader boycotts, and by a willingness to fund alternative sites. It is disappointing to see that ruefrontenac.com could not survive on reader support.
Rest assured rabble.ca has no debt, and we are going to flourish. I want it to be because we gain more reader support, and not because our employees continue to donate time as volunteers. Please excuse the candour.