Le Journal de Québec

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Le Journal de Québec
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Pierre Péladeau
Political alignmentRight-wing populism,
Quebec nationalism,
Quebec sovereigntism
Headquarters450, avenue Béchard
Quebec City, Quebec
G1M 2E9
Circulation82,048 weekdays
89,989 Saturdays
82,537 Sundays (as of 2014)[1]
OCLC number802434941

Le Journal de Québec is a French-language daily newspaper in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Printed in tabloid format, it has the highest circulation for a Quebec City newspaper, with its closest competitor being Le Soleil.

It was founded March 6, 1967, by Pierre Péladeau, founder of Quebecor. Like its sister paper, the much more widely-read Le Journal de Montréal, it was established by Pierre Péladeau and is owned by Quebecor Média.

A lockout of unionized employees (members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees) began in April 2007 and continued until July 2008. It was the longest-running lockout in the history of the Québec media until then.[2]

As an answer to the lockout, the workers launched their own free daily newspaper, MédiaMatin Québec.[3][4]

On November 27, 2012, Le Journal de Québec launched a special edition for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, which includes several pages of local news for the region. The paper had published a special Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean edition from 1973 to 1981.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the twelve months ending December, 2014.
  2. ^ "La fin du lock-out – Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec". Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (in French). 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  3. ^ Editor & Publisher, April 25, 2007 11:40 AM ET – Locked-Out 'Journal de Quebec' Workers Start Free Paper retrieved May 2, 2007
  4. ^ CUPE press release distributed through Canada Newswire, April 24, 2007 – Locked-out Journal de Québec staff launch free newspaper in Quebec City retrieved April 24, 2007
  5. ^ Sun Media press release: "Le Journal de Quebec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Edition: The Best of Both Worlds", November 27, 2012.
  6. ^ Fagstein: "Journal de Québec (re-)launches Saguenay regional edition", November 27, 2012.

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