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Lack of ads forces Canadian paper to cut holiday issue

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Canada's national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, announced to subscribers Tuesday that it will not publish on this upcoming Labour Day due to a lack of advertising revenues.

In a letter, publisher Philip Crawley said the Toronto-based daily "has decided not to publish a newspaper on Labour Day... due to a lack of advertising revenue for this issue."

Print subscribers will receive a credit for the missed paper for the holiday, which falls on September 2.

Earlier this month the newspaper announced that it would stop delivering in easternmost Newfoundland due to the high cost of shipping to the island province.

As of October 1, some 3,000 subscribers in Newfoundland will only be able to receive its online edition.

The Globe also said it would stop sending papers to remote parts of westernmost British Columbia.

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