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Le Droit
Le Droit
(established on March 27, 1913) is a Canadian daily newspaper, published in Ottawa, Ontario. Initially established and owned by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the paper has been published by Gesca since 2000.

Contents

1 History 2 Today 3 Controversy 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit]

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The newspaper was launched at that period as a tool to condemn Regulation 17, an Ontario
Ontario
legislation that restricted education in French at that time. Today, it defends federalism in Canada
Canada
as well as provincial jurisdictions. It is still involved in the protection of francophone rights in Ontario, notably advocating for the survival of the Montfort Hospital
Montfort Hospital
during the government of Ontario
Ontario
premier Mike Harris.[2] In the 1960s, Le Droit
Le Droit
tried to extend its market into Northeastern Ontario, including the North Bay, Timmins
Timmins
and Sudbury areas, but quickly abandoned the project due to high costs. Originally published as a broadsheet, it switched to tabloid format in 1988, following an 11-week strike by the pressmen. The newspaper also had a previous strike in 1982. In 2001, Gesca, a subsidiary of Power Corporation
Power Corporation
owned by Franco-Ontarian
Franco-Ontarian
Paul Desmarais
Paul Desmarais
acquired the paper from Conrad Black's Hollinger, who owned it between 1987 and 2001. In the eighties, it belonged to Montreal-based Jacques Francoeur, the founder of Sunday weekly Dimanche-Matin, who built the Unimedia chain which included Le Soleil ( Quebec
Quebec
City) and Le Quotidien (Chicoutimi, now Saguenay). He acquired Le Droit
Le Droit
from the Oblates.[3] The publisher is Jacques Pronovost since 2007. Before him, it was led by Claude Gagnon (2002–2007), Pierre Bergeron (1993–2002), Gilbert Lacasse (1987–1993) and Jean-Robert Bélanger (1953?-1987). Managing editors: Jean Gagnon (presently), André Larocque (2006–2010), Michel Gauthier (2001–2006), François Roy (1994-2001), Claude Beauregard (1994), Gilbert Lavoie (1991–1994), André Préfontaine (1989–1991), etc. Today[edit] It is the only francophone daily newspaper currently published in Ontario
Ontario
for the Franco-Ontarian
Franco-Ontarian
community and was the fourth all-time (the previous three existed in the 19th century). It is also read by francophones who live in and around Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa
Ottawa
River from Ottawa. Its articles can also be read on the internet in the Cyberpresse network,[4] which also includes La Presse in Montreal, Le Soleil in Quebec
Quebec
City, Le Nouvelliste in Trois-Rivières, La Tribune in Sherbrooke, La Voix de l'Est in Granby and Le Quotidien in Saguenay. Its main offices are located near the Byward Market
Byward Market
with a second office located at Les Promenades de l'Outaouais
Les Promenades de l'Outaouais
in Gatineau. It currently has about 150 employees. Controversy[edit] In 2008, Sudbury's francophone community newspaper Le Voyageur published an editorial criticizing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for its handling of Le5 Communications' application to acquire two francophone radio stations, CHYC-FM in Sudbury and CHYK-FM in Timmins. The paper took issue with the fact that the CRTC's original notice of hearing was published only in Le Droit, and not in any of the region's local media — thereby giving the francophone community in Northeastern Ontario
Ontario
little notice of either the pending transaction or the deadlines for reviewing and submitting comments regarding the application.[5] See also[edit]

List of newspapers in Canada

References[edit]

^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012. ^ "This Week in Canadian Media History: Le Droit
Le Droit
founded in 1913 J-Source". www.j-source.ca.  ^ "Ottawa's Le Droit
Le Droit
among six regional dailies sold by Gesca". Ottawa Citizen. 18 March 2015.  ^ [1] ^ (in French) "Le CRTC au service des gens, vraiment?"[permanent dead link], Le Voyageur, September 24, 2008.

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London Life Insurance Company

 

 

Canada
Canada
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Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

 

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