Corriere Canadese

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Corriere Canadese
Founder(s)Dan Iannuzzi
PublisherJoe Volpe
Editor-in-chiefFrancesco Veronesi
Founded2 June 1954
Ceased publicationMay 2013
RelaunchedNovember 2013
Sister newspapersTandem

Corriere Canadese ("The Canadian Courier") is an Italian-language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The publication is distributed exclusively in Ontario and Quebec, primarily throughout the Greater Toronto and the Greater Montreal areas.[1]

Corriere Canadese was founded on 2 June 1954 (Republic Day)[2] by Dan Iannuzzi, and since 2001 was owned by Multimedia Nova Corporation and published by Italmedia. In 1995, it launched Tandem, an English-language, weekend edition of Corriere Canadese targeting children of Italian immigrants.[1]

The newspaper suspended publication in May 2013[3] blaming a 2010 cut in subsidies by the Italian government for its financial difficulty. In July, M.T.E.C. Consultants, a group of Italo-Canadian entrepreneurs, acquired the assets of Corriere Canadese and Tandem.[4] The former federal minister Joe Volpe is the new publisher, Francesco Veronesi the new editor in chief.

Corriere published a series of 28 articles by Volpe between October 17, 2020 and January 8, 2021 attacking the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the LGBT YouthLine program, according to the Ontario Superior Court in Volpe v. Wong-Tam, 3106 (ONSC 2022). The program was removed from the TCDSB website, then reinstated shortly after. Volpe and M.T.E.C. brought a $30 million lawsuit against city councilors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Paul Ainslie, as well as four TCDSB trustees who supported YouthLine, and reporter Elizabeth di Filippo who noted his "well documented anti-LGBTQ+ views."[5] The lawsuit was dismissed as a SLAPP. Volpe and M.T.E.C. were ordered to pay the defendants' legal costs.

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  1. ^ a b "Chi siamo". Corriere Canadese Online. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  2. ^ Grohovaz, Gianni (Spring–Summer 1982). "Toronto's Italian press after the Second World War". Polyphony: The Bulletin of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario. 4 (1): 109. Retrieved 2 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Town Crier, Vaughan Today to suspend publication indefinitely The Star. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Canadian Trademarks Details: Corriere Canadese". Retrieved Dec 4, 2022.
  5. ^ "'Put it back and apologize': Toronto Catholic School Board faces backlash after removing LGBTQ+ resource from its website". Yahoo Canada Style. Retrieved 2022-07-13.