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Le Canadien

22 Nov
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The first issue of Le Canadien appeared on November 22, 1806.  It was the first French-Canadian newspaper in Canada.

Here are a few more facts about Canadian newspapers:

The highest circulation newspapers are: the Toronto Star, the Globe and mail, Le Journal de Montreal, the Vancouver Sun, the Toronto Sun, La Presse, Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, the Vancouver Province, and the Montreal Gazette.

The oldest newspaper is the Cobourg Star, Cobourg, Ontario — 1831 — now Cobourg Sentinal Star.

The longest running newspaper in the United States and Canada is the Quebec Gazette / La Gazette de Quebec — 1764 — now Chronicle-Telegraph.

The first daily published in Canada is the Daily Advertiser, Montreal, Quebec — May 14, 1833.

The first ethnic newspaper in Canada is Die Welt, und Neuschottlanddische Correspondenz, Halifax, Nova Scotia — January, 1788.

P.S.:  Speaking of newspapers, read an article just published by The Ottawa Citizen about the “presses silenced” as the Cobden Pulse closed today after 117 years!

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