Toronto Star's parent company was just bought out – buyers are donors to Maxime Bernier and the Conservative Party, reports suggest - 2020-05-27

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F84.png Toronto Star's parent company was just bought out – buyers are donors to Maxime Bernier and the Conservative Party, reports suggest May 27, 2020, Kian Malekanian, North99

Torstar, the company that publishes the Toronto Star, has agreed to be sold to NordStar Capital. The announcement of the $52 million deal came on Tuesday.

NordStar Capital is run by two Toronto businessmen, Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, who plan on taking the media company private. While the entrepreneurs vow to maintain the "Atkinson principles" which have made the Star a progressive voice in Canada's media landscape, there is reason to be wary.

Bitove and Rivett appear to have a history of making political contributions to Conservative political parties, according to a Canadaland report.

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{{cite news | first = Kian | last = Malekanian | title = Toronto Star's parent company was just bought out – buyers are donors to Maxime Bernier and the Conservative Party, reports suggest | url = https://north99.org/2020/05/27/toronto-stars-parent-company-buyers-are-donors-to-the-conservative-party-and-maxime-bernier/ | work = North99 | date = May 27, 2020 | accessdate = June 1, 2020 }}