The Montreal Gazette, also known simply as The Gazette, is a large-format newspaper in Quebec City, Canada. It is distributed and sold in English-speaking Canadian regions because it is published in English. It is currently headquartered in Montreal and is owned by the Postmedia Network group.
History of the Montreal Gazette Newspaper
The Montreal Gazette began on August 25, 1785, founded by Fleury Mesplet as a bilingual English and French-language newspaper. Although its predecessor was “La Gazette du commerce et littéraire de Montréal” which was entirely in French, it was closed because its owners were accused of sedition during the War of Independence.
At the beginning, the daily Montral Gazette had a stance in favor of the principles of the French Revolution, in order to support Quebec City having its own legislative assembly. But in 1794, after its founder died, it had several owners, which made the ideology of this newspaper change constantly.
Already by 1822 it becomes a newspaper that is published only in English language because it was acquired by Thomas Andrew Turner. This was a businessman who was totally linked to the interests of the English-speaking population of Quebec.
This newspaper was linked to the fire in the buildings of the Parliament of Quebec in 1854, because on April 25, 1849, it published an article inciting Anglo-Saxons to take up arms. It all started because royalty passed a Compensation Act for Lower Canada.
In 1968, the Montreal Gazette was acquired by the Southam family who owned most of Canada’s major newspapers. Since 2010 is part of the group Postmedia Network until now.
Sections of the Montreal Gazette newspaper
The Montreal Gazette offers information on events in Quebec, Canada and the world, which can occur in any field. That’s why all this information is divided into different sections so that you can locate them more easily. The most prominent sections you can read in this newspaper are the following:
Montreal Gazette has the best panel of specialists who offer their opinion on different topics. Especially when it comes to political issues and national and international developments.
The most important plays, the most impressive matches, everything that happens to the most famous players and much more you will know with the Montreal Gazette. It has subdivisions for the most outstanding sports for Canada such as hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf and car racing.
How to obtain a copy of the Montreal Gazette
To obtain a copy of the Montreal Gazette, you do not need to travel to Canada to purchase a copy of this newspaper. This is because on this website you can get any day of the year for free.
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