Le Journal de Québec

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

Le Journal 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 the Sun Media division of Quebecor Média.

A lockout of unionized employees (members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees) that began in April 2007 continued until July 2008, the longest running lockout for a French-language newspaper in the history of Canada.[citation needed]

As an answer to the lockout, the workers launched their own free daily newspaper, MédiaMatin Québec.[1][2]

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 previously published a special Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean edition from 1973 to 1981.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Editor & Publisher, April 25, 2007 11:40 AM ET – Locked-Out 'Journal de Quebec' Workers Start Free Paper retrieved May 2, 2007
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Sun Media press release: "Le Journal de Quebec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Edition: The Best of Both Worlds", November 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Fagstein: "Journal de Québec (re-)launches Saguenay regional edition", November 27, 2012.

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