TC Transcontinental

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Transcontinental Inc.
TC Transcontinental
Traded as TSXTCL.A
Industry Printing – Publishing – Interactive Services
Founded 1976
Founder Rémi Marcoux, Claude Dubois and André Kingsley
Headquarters 1 Place Ville Marie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
François Olivier
Revenue $2.1 billion (2014)
Number of employees
More than 8,500
Divisions TC Media
TC Transcontinental Printing
TC Transcontinental Packaging

TC Transcontinental is a publishing, media and marketing company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. TC Transcontinental is a subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D) which has operations in Canada and the United States, and reported revenue of C$2.1 billion in 2014.

On November 23, 2011, Transcontinental changed their name to TC Transcontinental, to reflect their increasing presence in digital publications.[1]

Among its media properties are publications such as Les Affaires, Investment Executive and Finance et Investissement, and close to 180 local newspapers like The Guardian in Charlottetown, and The Telegram in St. John's. TC Transcontinental is also one of the Canadian publishing partners of Metro International, holding complete ownership of the Montreal and majority ownership of Halifax editions of the Metro free daily newspaper.

TC Transcontinental is also a distributor of door-to-door advertising material in Canada, with Publisac in Quebec and Targeo in the rest of Canada. TC Transcontinental also provides custom publishing, mailing and customized email database services.

TC Transcontinental made two strategic acquisitions in 2014. First, it acquired the assets of Capri Packaging, a flexible packaging supplier in the United States, thereby opening up a promising new avenue of growth. Second, the Competition Bureau approved the purchase of the 74 Quebec weekly papers owned by Sun Media Corporation, allowing TC Transcontinental to further develop its local solutions offering.

In November 2014, TC Media announced the sale of its consumer magazines produced in Montreal and Toronto to TVA Group. The Competition Bureau approved the transaction in March and it was completed in April.



Partial list of newspapers and websites owned by TC Media:

Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island



TC Transcontinental Printing acquired print facilities from rival Quad/Graphics, one in Aurora, Ontario was closed by former rival Quebecor World in 2009 when it lost printing contract for Rogers Media to TC Transcontinental.[2]

TC Transcontinental has 24 printing plants across Canada and United States (as of April 7, 2015).[3]


TC Transcontinental Packaging has 2 plants in Clinton, Missouri, United States.


  • Isabelle Marcoux: Chairman of the Board, Transcontinental Inc.
  • François Olivier: President and Chief Executive Officer, Transcontinental Inc.
  • Nelson Gentiletti: Chief Financial and Development Officer, Transcontinental Inc.
  • Brian Reid: President, TC Transcontinental Printing and TC Transcontinental Packaging
  • Ted Markle: President, TC Media


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