Quebec is a predominantly French-speaking province in eastern Canada. Quebec City is the capital of this province and the second largest city located there. Montreal is the largest city in the province. Old Quebec is surrounded by fortified city walls that were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. Here are the top 10 daily and weekly newspapers in Quebec.
The paper was founded as the Quebec Gazette on June 21, 1764 by William Brown. It is the oldest newspaper in North America. Formerly a bilingual French-English publication. In May 1832, the paper began appearing in English on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and in French on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2014.
La Presse was formerly a broadsheet daily, considered a newspaper record in Canada. It is a French-language digital newspaper published daily in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It’s Sunday edition was discontinued in 2009, and the weekday in 2016. The weekend Sunday printed edition was discontinued on December 31, 2017, turning La Presse into an entirely digital newspaper marketed as La Presse+. The paper is published both on its website and its mobile app.
The paper is a daily French-language tabloid newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the province and is also the largest French-language daily newspaper in North America. Le Journal de Montreal was established by Pierre Peladeau in 1964. It covers mostly local and provincial news. It is known for its sensationalist news, and its columnists are often public figures. The paper has also had an investigation desk since 2013 that published several major news articles about Quebec’s politics, businesses, crime and national security.
Le Devoir, which means “Duty”, was founded by Henri Bourassa in 1910. This is a French-language newspaper published in Montreal and distributed in Quebec and throughout Canada. Historically, this paper was considered Canada’s francophone newspaper of record, although it has been challenged for that title by the increased status of its competitor, La Presse in the 21st century. Le Devoir is one of the few independent large-circulation newspapers in the province of Quebec.
This paper is the Mauricie regional newspaper, based in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. It is a part of the Gesca media conglomerate. Le Nouvelliste was part of the Parizeau Affair, a political affair of the 2003 Quebec general election. The paper has 42, 978 circulations on weekdays and 45, 783on Saturdays in the year 2011.
The Record was launched by Leonard Channell on February 9, 1897 and was originally known as the Sherbrooke Daily Record. The paper is one of the two last surviving English-language daily newspapers in the French-speaking province, other than the Montreal Gazette. The Record has been a daily community newspaper for the Anglophone minority in the Eastern Townships. This paper has 4, 049 daily circulations in 2011.
Le Quotidien, which means “The Daily”, was created in 1973 and founded by Gaston Vachon. In Gesca, a subsidiary of the Power Corporation of Canada, sold the paper to the press group Groupe Capitales Medias on March 14, 2015. However, the press group filed for bankruptcy on August 19, 2019 and sold the paper to the National Independent Information Cooperative. But on March 24, 2020 the company laid off half of their staff due to the effect of Covid-19.
La Tribune was founded by Jacob Nicol on February 21, 1910. It is a Canadian daily newspaper published in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The paper was then purchased by Paul Desmarais in 1955. This newspaper has 31, 018 circulations on the weekdays and 34, 157 circulations on Saturdays in the year 2011. La Tribune spawned a radio and television station with the CHLT call letters. The radio station is now CKOY-FM, while the television station still has the CHLT calls.
The Suburban is a community newspaper based in Monteal’s Saint Laurent borough. It publishes three geographically based editions containing some shared and some location-specific contents. This paper was established on March 1, 1963 by Sophie Wollock. The Wollock family owned the newspaper until 1987, when it was sold to the Sochaczevski family. This paper is the largest English language weekly newspaper in the province of Quebec.
Le Soleil, which means The Sun, is a French-language daily newspaper in Quebec City, Quebec. The paper was founded on December 28, 1896 and has been published in compact format since April 2006 however, it had traditionally been printed in broadsheet. Le Soleil rose from the ashes of L’Electeur, the official newspaper of the Liberal Party of Canada, which shut down in December 1896. Its first edition was published on December 28, 1896.