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  À propos, 1973-1974 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, the newspaper À propos (1973-1974) began as L’Action sociale (1907-1915), L’Action catholique (1915-1962), L’Action (1962-1971) and L’Action-Québec (1971-1973).

 


  L'Abitibi, 1920-1922 (Amos)

The only French-language newspaper in north-western Québec, L’Abitibi became La Gazette du Nord in 1922 and enjoyed a thirty-year run.

 


  L'Action, 1962-1971 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, the newspaper L'Action (1962-1971) was the successor of L'Action sociale (1907-1915) and L'Action catholique (1915-1962).

 


  L'Action catholique, 1915-1962 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, the newspaper L'Action catholique (1915-1962) was the successor of L'Action sociale (1907-1915). It was later published under the titles L'Action (1962-1971) and L'Action-Québec (1971-1973).

 


  L'Action sociale, 1907-1915 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, the newspaper L’Action sociale (1907-1915) became known as L’Action catholique (1915-1962), L’Action (1962-1971), L’Action-Québec (1971-1973) and finally À propos (1973-1974).

 


  L'Action, 1911-1916 (Montréal)

Managed by Jules Fournier, L'Action was intended for a certain elite and hired as contributors some of the best French Canadians writers. This newspaper supported the nationalist programme developed in 1902 by Olivar Asselin.

 


  L'Action-Québec, 1971-1973 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, the newspaper L'Action-Québec (1971-1973) was the successor of L'Action sociale (1907-1915), L'Action catholique (1915-1962) and L'Action (1962-1971).

 


  Album universel, 1902-1907 (Montréal)

Successor of the Monde illustré (1884-1902), L’Album universel offered a variety of writings, and was abundantly illustrated with engravings and photographs.

 


  L'Ami du peuple, de l'ordre et des lois, 1832-1840 (Montréal)

Managed by the Sulpicians, this conservative newspaper opposed Louis-Joseph Papineau's patriotes.

 


  L'Argus, 1826-1828 (Trois-Rivières)

A political newspaper, L'Argus was first published in Trois-Rivières, and then in Montréal beginning in July 1827.

 


  L'Aurore des Canadas, 1839-1849 (Montréal)

Moderately positioned politically, L'Aurore des Canadas spotlighted the harmonious features of society.

 


  L'Aurore, 1817-1819 (Montréal)

A Montréal weekly, L'Aurore took on missions that were political, scientific and literary, and allocated a great deal of space to news from Europe and the debates of Québec's Legislative Assembly.

 


  L'Autorité, 1913-1955 (Montréal)

Liberal and anti-clerical, this newspaper criticized French-Canadian society and its conformism. It its final years, L’Autorité relied on several prestigious contributors who ensured the high quality of its written content.

 


  L’Avant-garde, 1908 (Montréal)

Published weekly L’Avant-garde focused on current political issues and featured arts and literature reviews.

 


  The Axe, 1922-1924 (Montréal)

This English-language Montréal weekly found fame in 1922 when it chronicled the "Blanche Garneau Affair."

 


  Le Bien public, 1909-1978 (Trois-Rivières)

A conservative-minded newspaper, Le Bien public dedicated itself to the political, economical and social life and interests of the Mauricie region.

 


  La Bombe, 1909 (Montréal)

Published in Montréal, the Sunday weekly La Bombe displayed a mischievous schoolboy-type humour.

 


  Le Boréal Express

Texte intégral.

A present-day journal that describes important historical facts as if the stories it relates were published at the time the events took place. It provides abundant documentation on the social, economic, political, intellectual and religious life of Québec, in the international context of the day, from 1524 to 1841.

 


  Le Bulletin, 1904-1908 (Montréal)

This paper, dedicated to local, national and international news, expressed an interest in culture as well as in the feminist movement and its ideas.

 


  Le Canada, 1903-1954 (Montréal)

Since its inception, Le Canada, which endorsed the Liberal Party, had all the trappings of the modern popular newspaper: massive advertising, a great number of columnists as well as national and international news that rivalled that of its competitors.

 


  Le Canada Français, 1893-1958 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)

Published in Saint-Jean-Richelieu since 1893, Le Canada Français began as Le Franco-Canadien, which was published from 1860 to 1895.

 


  The Canadian Gazette / La Gazette canadienne, 1807-1808 (Montréal)

As a competitor of the Gazette de Montréal, the bilingual weekly La Gazette canadienne lasted only seven months.

 


  Canadian Illustrated News, 1869-1883 (Montréal)

One of the most innovative newspapers in the history of printing in Québec and in Canada, Canadian Illustrated News (1869-1883) is and will always remain one of the principal iconographic sources on the Québec of its era.

 


  The Canadian Spectator, 1822-1829 (Montréal)

The Canadian Spectator took the side of established power in addressing all areas of political, economic, military, social and cultural life.

 


  The Canadian Times, 1823-1824 (Montréal)

This political and literary newspaper defended the interests of the British minority in Lower Canada.

 


  Le Canadien, 1806-1909 (Québec)

Founded with the aim of defending the political interests of the French-Canadian professional classes, Le Canadien had an eventful history and some prestigious editors (Pierre Bédard, Étienne Parent, Joseph-Israël Tarte, etc.).

 


  La Canadienne, 1840 (Montréal)

La Canadienne dealt with politics, literature, agriculture and trade. It often borrowed its news from the Courrier des États-Unis.

 


  Le Canard, 1877-1936 (Montréal)

This humorous weekly was published in Montréal where it enjoyed a resounding success.

 


  Le Castor, 1843-1845 (Québec)

Edited by Napoléon Aubin, who also owned Le Fantasque, Le Castor was a political newspaper that aimed to conserve the French nationality within Canada.

 


  Le Charivari canadien, 1844 (Montréal)

Embellished with woodcuts, Le Charivari canadien’s purpose was to amuse readers while enlightening them regarding the state of the country and the leadership of the authorities.

 


  Le Charivari canadien, 1868 (Québec)

Published weekly, the humour magazine Le Charivari canadien featured written and illustrated comments on current political issues.

 


  The Christian Register, 1823 (Montréal)

This documentary source would interest anyone studying the history of Protestantism in Canada.

 


  Le Clairon, 1912- (Saint-Hyacinthe)

From the time it was founded until 1954, Le Clairon of Saint-Hyacinthe expressed the views of its founder, Télesphore-Damien Bouchard, who did his best to rally opposition to the conservatives, the clergy and the nationalists, while remaining committed to the interests of his region.

 


  Le Colon, 1917-1946 (Roberval)

Serving the region of Lac-Saint-Jean, Le Colon was politically independent and supported numerous campaigns to mobilize public opinion.

 


  Le Constitutionnel, 1823-1824 (Trois-Rivières)

Le Constitutionnel provided its readers with news from other countries, anecdotes, ideas and other varied writings.

 


  Le Courier de Québec, 1807-1808

Le Courier de Québec sought a compromise between the French-speaking professional classes and the English-speaking bourgeoisie. It expressed the opinions of the elite and praised British institutions.

 


  Le Courrier canadien, 1838 (Montréal)

This youth-oriented newspaper adopted a moderate tone but fervently defended the interests of the French-Canadians.

 


  Le Courrier de Saint-Jean, 1896-1909

This conservative weekly newspaper competed with Félix-Gabriel Marchand’s Le Canada français.

 


  Le Courrier du Bas-Canada, 1819 (Montréal)

This weekly took on the mission of introducing its readers to the running of political institutions and teaching them about recent developments in all areas, from agriculture to the arts.

 


  La Croix, 1903-1937 (Montréal)

This Roman Catholic newspaper served the Pope and the Church. Anti-Semitism lay at the heart of its cultural universe.

 


  Daily Witness, 1874-1893 (Montréal)

This Montréal daily newspaper bears the mark of its founder’s personality. John Dougall was convinced that Anglo-Saxons were invested with a divine mission.

 


  Daily World, 1926-1927 (Montréal)

A mass-market English-language daily newspaper, abundantly illustrated.

 


  Les Débats, 1899-1903 (Montréal)

A militant newspaper, Les Débats often presented radical positions, and incurred the clergy's wrath for it.

 


  La Défense, 1898-1905 (Chicoutimi)

Published in Chicoutimi, the conservative-leaning weekly La Défense reflected its readers’ ambitions and needs by awarding greater importance to regional news.

 


  L'Écho de Charlevoix, 1898-1908 (Baie-Saint-Paul)

A newspaper that declared it was, above all, nationalist and Catholic democrat, L'Écho de Charlevoix covered local issues and supported the Liberal Party.

 


  L'Écho des Bois-Francs, 1894-1917 (Arthabaska)

This conservative newspaper strived to cater to current tastes.

 


  L'Écho des Deux-Montagnes

A liberal combat journal, L’Écho des Deux-Montagnes also published numerous news items from the parishes in the district of Terrebonne.

 


  L'Écho du pays, 1832-1836 (Saint-Charles-sur Richelieu)

As a reformist newspaper, L'Écho du pays endeavoured to cover public issues to ensure the well-being and education of the people regarding their rights.

 


  L'Étendard, 1883-1893 (Montréal)

An ultramontane daily newspaper, L’Étendard vigorously attacked the conservatives who were inspired by Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, particularly at the time of the birth of the Parti national.

 


  L'Étoile du Nord, 1884-1965 (Joliette)

A newspaper with conservative tendencies, L'Étoile du Nord made a contribution to the economic and social development of its region.

 


  L'Éveil, 1911-1917 (Sorel)

L’Éveil, a weekly published in Sorel, recruited its contributors among allies of the Conservative Party.

 


  Le Fantasque, 1837-1849 (Québec)

Contrary to traditional newspapers, Le Fantasque, or more accurately, its editor Napoléon Aubin, did not engage in the usual political rhetoric but instead, with great mastery of the language, offered up word games, riddles, poems and politically-themed stories.

 


  La Feuille d'érable, 1880-1882 (Montréal)

La Feuille d'érable, the weekly edition of the Courrier de Montréal, was a conservative newspaper that enjoyed the support of the clergy. Concerned with agriculture, this publication coated its message in a variety of articles and some light reading.

 


  Le Franc-Parleur, 1870-1878 (Québec)

Le Franc-Parleur leaned towards the most rigorous social and religious conservatism, denouncing modern heresies and strongly endorsing the Catholic programme.

 


  Le Franc-parleur, 1915-1940 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, Le Franc-parleur was a Catholic nationalist newspaper that was politically independent. It reflected the opinions of its owner, director and principal editor, Raoul Renault.

 


  Le Franco-Canadien, 1860-1895 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)

Founded by Félix-Gabriel Marchand (Premier of Québec from 1897 to 1900), Le Franco-Canadien preceded Le Canada Français, which is still published in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

 


  The Free Press, 1822-1824 (Montréal)

This Montréal reformist weekly expressed the political commitment of its owner, who was also publisher of the Scribbler, which leaned more toward the intellectual side of life.

 


  La Gazette de Berthier, 1888-1906

This weekly newspaper of liberal allegiance was primarily dedicated to local and regional news: events, short news items, business activity, etc.

 


  La Gazette de Joliette, 1866-1895

La Gazette de Joliette was a political, commercial and agricultural newspaper that firmly supported the Conservative Party.

 


  La Gazette des Trois-Rivières, 1817-1822

Founded by Ludger Duvernay, La Gazette des Trois-Rivières covered local, national and international news, and also provided its readers with extracts from literary works and even scientific articles. Its publication initiated the decentralization of intellectual life in Lower Canada, outside Québec and Montréal.

 


  La Gazette des campagnes, 1861-1894, 1941-1956 (La Pocatière)

The Gazette des campagnes was founded in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière by Émile Dumais, at the invitation of Abbot François Pilote, the founder of the École d'agriculture de Sainte-Anne. It is among the agricultural newspapers and magazines with an extended lifespan.

 


  La Gazette du Nord, 1922-1952 (Amos)

First published under the title L’Abitibi (1920-1922), La Gazette du Nord was for a long time the only French-language weekly serving north-western Québec and north-eastern Ontario.

 


  Le Glaneur, 1836-1837 (Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu)

This newspaper was essentially concerned by the hardships experienced by rural folks. It introduced them to the most recent agricultural developments.

 


  Le Grognard, 1881-1884 (Montréal)

A humorous weekly, Le Grognard followed after the Canard and the Vrai Canard.

 


  L'Impartial, 1834-1835 (La Prairie)

The short-lived L'Impartial aimed at once to educate and entertain its readers.

 


  L'Indépendance canadienne, 1894-1896 (Trois-Rivières)

This newspaper defended an original standpoint: the creation of a Canadian republic whose decentralized administration would benefit the provinces.

 


  Le Journal de Waterloo, 1882-1956

Published in French in Shefford county from 1882 to 1956, Le Journal de Waterloo successively gave favourable coverage to Conservative and Liberal views before supporting the Union nationale party.

 


  Le Journal des Trois-Rivières, 1865-1893

Participating in all of the crusades against liberalism, Le Journal des Trois-Rivières expressed its Roman Catholic faith and clerical-nationalistic ideology vigorously.

 


  Le Journal des campagnes, 1882-1901 (Québec)

This weekly newspaper, published in Québec City and affiliated with the Courrier du Canada, focused on the interests of rural families and dedicated ample coverage to religion.

 


  Le Journal du dimanche, 1883-1885 (Montréal)

Touting itself as a literary weekly above all, Le Journal du dimanche also covered art, fashion, sporting events and Montréal high society. 

 


  La Justice, 1886-1892 (Québec)

Founded following the execution of Louis Riel, La Justice represented Québec’s national conservatives.

 


  Le Couac (1997-2009)

Publié à Montréal de 1997 à 2010, Le Couac est un hebdomadaire satirique résolument à gauche distribué dans l’ensemble du Québec.

 

 


  La Libre Parole, 1905-1912 (Québec)

A work of priests and laymen of the Société d’économie sociale et politique de Québec, La Libre Parole cleared the way for the Action sociale movement and the newspaper of the same name, founded in 1907.

 


  Le Libéral / The Liberal, 1837 (Québec)

Published in Québec in both French and English, Le Libéral struggled against its main competitor, Le Canadien. It denounced monopolies and demanded universal suffrage.

 


  La Minerve, 1826-1899 (Montréal)

Regarded as one of the most influential newspapers of its day, La Minerve supported three major events in Québec and Canadian history: the 1837-1838 rebellions, the coming of responsible government and Confederation.

 


  Le Monde illustré, 1884-1902 (Montréal)

Taking over from L’Opinion publique (1870-1883), Le Monde illustré held an important place in the intellectual life of the Québec of its time. In 1902, it became L’Album universel.

 


  The Montreal Witness, 1845-1938

The Montreal Witness (1845-1938), a family-owned business throughout its existence, was imbued with strong Christian commitment and advocated economic liberalism. 

 


  La Nation, 1901-1909 (Saint-Jérôme)

A legacy of the newspaper Le Nord, La Nation maintained its direction and its traditions.

 


  Le Nationaliste, 1904-1922 (Montréal)

Produced by a youthful, combative editorial staff made up of the top journalists of the day, Le Nationaliste focused on all the current political struggles and took on all the established authorities.

 


  Le Nord, 1878-1901 (Saint-Jérôme)

Published in Saint-Jérôme, Le Nord reflected the partiality of its owners towards the Catholic Church and the Conservative Party.

 


  L'Observateur canadien, 1838 (Montréal)

BAnQ owns but two copies of this newspaper that vehemently voiced its opposition to Louis-Joseph Papineau.

 


  L'Opinion publique, 1870-1883 (Montréal)

Like its English-language twin (Canadian Illustrated News), L'Opinion publique (1870-1883) is a unique source for any iconographic study of 19th-century Québec.

 


  L'Ordre, 1858-1871 (Montréal)

Organe de l'Union catholique, L'Ordre accorde une large place à la vie religieuse mais s'engage aussi au plan politique.

 


  La Patrie, 1879-1978 (Montréal)

At first a daily and later a weekly, La Patrie was one of Québec's widely distributed newspapers for 100 years.

 


  Le Pays, 1852-1869 (Montréal)

As an activist, radical and democratically inclined newspaper, Le Pays focused on current political events but also covered commercial and industrial activity.

 


  Le Pays, 1910-1921 (Montréal)

Resolutely committed, Le Pays took its battle to two fronts: against the leaders of the Liberal Party, which it believed were too opportunistic, and against the Catholic church, which was too involved in temporal matters.

 


  Le Petit Journal, 1926-1978 (Montréal)

A richly illustrated popular weekly that testifies to more than 50 years of life in Québec and the world at large.

 


  Le Petit Québécois, 1909-1913 (Québec)

Published in Québec City, the humour weekly Le Petit Québécois’ motto was "Je pique mais ne blesse pas" (I sting but do not harm).

 


  Le Peuple, 1880-1887 (Montréal)

Born out of a need to reach rural populations that La Patrie barely reached, Le Peuple was of liberal allegiance, but adopted moderate positions.

 


  Photo Journal, 1937-1978 (Montréal)

With links to the Petit Journal, Photo Journal emphasized illustration and covered the performing arts in particular.

 


  Le Populaire, 1837-1838 (Montréal)

In opposition to Louis-Joseph Papineau, Le Populaire was set up to advocate moderation and prudence.

 


  La Presse (1985-2010)

La Presse est un grand quotidien montréalais publié depuis 1884. L'influence des journalistes de La Presse s'étend aujourd'hui au-delà du lectorat du journal et plusieurs d'entre eux sont invités à commenter l'actualité dans d'autres médias.

 


  Le Progrès de l'Est, 1883-1924 (Sherbrooke)

Published in Sherbrooke, Le Progrès de l’Est considered itself a local newspaper, progressive and educational for French Canadians. It claimed it was conservative but independent of any political party.

 


  Le Progrès du Golfe, 1904-1970 (Rimouski)

Free of any partisan connection, this weekly served the population of the Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspésie regions. The quality of its production and the richness of its content made it stand out from all other weeklies.

 


  Punch in Canada, 1849-1850 (Montréal)

This humour weekly magazine embellished with woodcuts made fun of the failings of society and politicians.

 


  Le Quartier latin, 1919-1970 (Montréal)

Le Quartier latin, official newspaper of Université de Montréal's students, was never fearful about taking positions that would cause a stir in public opinion. A good number of its contributors later went on to hold major positions in Québec society.

 


  The Quebec Chronicle, 1847-1924

With a title that changed several times (Morning Chronicle, Quebec Morning Chronicle, Quebec Chronicle), this English-language newspaper published in Québec City had a special emphasis on business and maritime news. 
 

 

 


  The Quebec Chronicle and Gazette, 1898-1906

Successor of The Quebec Gazette (1893-1898).

 


  The Quebec Gazette, 1892-1898

As the successor of the Quebec Weekly Chronicle (1888-1892), The Quebec Gazette would change its title in 1898 to become The Quebec Chronicle and Gazette (1898-1906).

 


  Quebec Mercury, 1805-1903

A keen supporter of English-Canadian political and economic dominance, the Quebec Mercury engaged in widely publicized disputes with its French-language rival Le Canadien.

 


  Quebec Weekly Chronicle, 1888-1892

Successor of the Weekly Chronicle (1868-1888), this Québec City weekly became The Quebec Gazette (1892-1898) in 1892.

 


  Le Quotidien de Lévis, 1879-1937

Published from 1879 to 1937, Le Quotidien de Lévis first expressed Conservative sympathies before adopting a Liberal stance at the turn of the 20th century.

 


  La Quotidienne, 1837-1838 (Montréal)

Published in Montréal during troubled times, La Quotidienne chose to be the voice of the people. It was in opposition to L'Ami du peuple and the Populaire.

 


  La Revue de Gatineau, 1966-1977

This weekly paper devoted its pages to the issues of the Outaouais region.

 


  Revues et journaux

La collection numérique Revues et journaux de BAnQ peut maintenant être consultée dans une version en développement d’une interface qui permet la recherche dans le texte intégral des revues et de certains journaux.

 


  Saturday Mirror, 1913 (Montréal)

This illustrated weekly reflected the social and cultural life of Montréal’s anglophone elite.

 


  La Scie, 1863-1865 (Québec)

The humour newspaper La Scie stood opposed to the Confederation and featured written and caricatured comments on current political issues.

 


  The Settler, 1833-1834 (Montréal)

This newspaper took a particular interest in local politics, immigration and colonization.

 


  Le Sorelois, 1879-1943

A competitor of the newspaper Le Sud, Le Sorelois unreservedly supported the Conservative party.

 


  Le Spectateur canadien / The Canadian Spectator, 1813-1829 (Montréal)

Supportive of the powers that be, this newspaper depicted the political, economic, military, social and cultural life of its time.

 


  Le Sud, 1887-1892 (Sorel)

Dedicated to the interests of the people on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Le Sud supported Honoré Mercier’s Parti national.

 


  Le Télégraphe / The Telegraph, 1837 (Québec)

Philippe Aubert de Gaspé first published excerpts from L'influence d'un livre, the first French-Canadian novel, in this essentially literary newspaper.

 


  Le Temps, 1883 (Montréal)

Founded by Honoré Mercier, Félix-Gabriel Marchand (who was the newspaper’s editor-in-chief) and Toussaint-Antoine-Rodolphe Laflamme, this newspaper existed only for a short time, but played an important role in uniting the Liberal Party of the time.

 


  Le Temps, 1838 (Montréal)

Very much in favour of Louis-Joseph Papineau, Le Temps presented a programme revolving around social reform and the advancement of three fundamental rights: individual freedom, religious freedom and freedom of expression.

 


  La Tribune, 1880-1884 (Montréal)

With La Tribune, owner Laurent-Olivier David was able to carry on the political militancy he expressed in L'Opinion publique and Le Bien public.

 


  La Tribune, 1888-1922 (Saint-Hyacinthe)

Roman Catholic and liberal, La Tribune worked to develop its region.

 


  Le Trifluvien, 1888-1908 (Trois-Rivières)

Resolutely Catholic, Le Trifluvien waged a constant struggle against liberals, freemasons and secret societies.

 


  L'Union nationale, 1864-1867 (Montréal)

Edited by Médéric Lanctôt, this newspaper opposed the Confederation project in a style that the people understood and appreciated.

 

 


  La Vérité, 1881-1923 (Québec)

La Vérité, a newspaper whose opinion pieces reflected the ideas of its founder and owner Jules-Paul Tardivel, was faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church, not affiliated with political parties and devoted to the defence of French Canada.

 


  The Vindicator, 1828-1837 (Montréal)

Written in the same spirit as The Canadian Spectator, The Vindicator defended the cause of the Irish and supported the demands of French Canadians.

 


  Le Violon, 1886-1888 (Montréal)

The weekly Le Violon was an illustrated comics magazine that used all available means to make light of the news though public figures and high society's indiscretions.

 

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