Canadian Newspaper History

  • The Halifax Gazette

    The Halifax Gazette
    March 23, 1752: Canada's first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette, by John Bushell
  • the Quebec Gazette

    the Quebec Gazette
    the Quebec Gazette was the longesr surviving newspaper in North America. Also known as the Quebec Telegraph-Chronicle
  • The Kingston Gazette

    The Kingston Gazette
    Kingston Gazette, established by Stephen Miles, 1810;
  • The Colonial Advocate

    The Colonial Advocate
    the Colonial Advocate, established by William Lyon Mackenzie, 1824-1834.
  • The Nova Scotian

    In 1835, Joseph Howe undertook his own defence after being brought to trial for having published a scathing criticism of the Halifax police and magistrates in his paper, the Nova Scotian
  • Toronto Globe

    Toronto Globe, established by George Brown in 1844
  • The Bytown Packet

    The Bytown Packet
    the Bytown Packet, established by William Harris in 1844, now The Ottawa Citizen
  • the Montreal Gazette

    the Montreal Gazette
    The Montreal Gazette was founded in 1855 by P.D. Ross.
  • the Montreal Star

    the Montreal Star
    founded on January 16, 1869 by Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan and George T. Lanigan as the Montreal Evening Star
  • Toronto Telegram

    Toronto Telegram
    founded in 1876 by publisher John Ross Robertson
  • the Ottawa Journal

    the Ottawa Journal
    founded in 1885 by A. Woodburn as the Ottawa Evening Journal
  • the Winnipeg Tribune

    the Winnipeg Tribune
    a metropolitan daily newspaper serving Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from January 28, 1890 to August 27, 1980. The paper was founded by R.L. Richardson and D.L. McIntyre
  • Canadian Newspaper Circulation

    In 1900, over-all newspaper circulation stood at 650,000. Eleven years later, that figure had more than doubled.
  • The Canadian Press

    In 1917, Canadian newspapers banded together to form The Canadian Press, a news-gathering co-operative which ensured that stories at one end of the country would be available to papers at the other end. For the first time, the Canadian reader was in close and immediate touch with events all over the world through the telegraph wire.
  • Canadian General Interest Newspapers

    In 1938, the number of general interest daily newspapers reached a peak of 138, subsiding to 87 in 1945, then rising steadily into the 1970s
  • National Post

    National Post
    Canada's second national newapaper