"On July 24, 2007, I wrote to you to inform you that we had received a complaint regarding the eligibility of Catholic Insight for funding through the Publications Assistance Program. At that time, I informed you that we believed that the complaint might have some merit, and that we would be monitoring your magazine on an ongoing basis to ensure that the eligibility criteria of the program were being respected.
'Based on the information provided, we have now finished our review, and have concluded that Catholic Insight remains eligible for funding.
'Thank you for your co-operation in this matter and accept my best wishes for continued success with Catholic Insight.'"
As you may remember, Catholic Insight receives funds from Heritage Canada under the Canadian Heritage Publications Assistance Program (PAP), funds which are designed to offset[s] the mailing costs of Canadian content magazines and non-daily newspapers mailed within Canada.
...[magazines are not eligible for postal subsidy] if they in the view of Canadian Heritage, contain material considered to be hate propaganda, sexual exploitation, excessive or gratuitous violence, denigration of an identifiable group or an any other way offensive.
Several years ago, a "questionable content complaint" was filed against Catholic Insight for publishing allegedly anti-gay articles, and had this ruling gone the other way they might have lost their stamp allowance.
As for my own QCC complaint against Macleans, well, that's become kind of a back pocket thing in case they bring Steyn back. But just so you know, Macleans get millions out of PAP, in fact are the nation's single largest recipient of the subsidy in question.