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Type Bi-monthly newspaper
Owner(s) Communications Voir Inc.
Founder(s) Pierre Paquet
President Pierre Paquet
Editor-in-chief Simon Jodoin
Founded January 1, 1991
Language French
Ceased publication Still active
City Montreal
Country Canada
ISSN 0849-5920
Website http://voir.ca/

Voir is a francophone alternative weekly newspaper in Montreal, Quebec, published by Communications Voir. In 2013, the newspaper dropped from weekly to biweekly publication.[1]

Voir was founded by Pierre Paquet in November 1986. On April 29, 2015, it was announced that all shares owned by Paquet were purchased by a group of buyers composed of XPND Capital, a Quebec-based private equity firm, and two members of Voir's management team, Michel Fortin and Hugues Mailhot.[2]


The newspaper also formerly published local editions in Quebec City, Saguenay/Alma, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Gatineau. They published a mix of locally oriented news and advertisement and listings, as well as chainwide common content published by all the editions.

Communications Voir ceased publication of these regional editions in 2012 and 2013,[3][4][5] retaining regionally focused content only on the publication's website.

Supplements and special sections[edit]

  • Voir carries since 2003 a weekly lifestyle supplement Voir la Vie / Voir la Ville containing amongst other restaurant reviews, travel and real estate / decoration.
  • It also carries a special musical section entitled Bang Bang (earlier a separate periodical paper) but now incorporated within Voir.
  • Voir also had a graphic design / typography supplement, but that section was discontinued later.

Other publications[edit]

"Voir Communication", the papers' publisher, also published the now-defunct anglophone alternative weeklies Hour in Montreal and XPress in Ottawa.[5]

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