Voir

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For the Canadian newspaper company, see Communications Voir
Voir
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Voir magazine (October 2016)
TypeMonthly magazine
Previously a Weekly then a bi-monthly newspaper
Owner(s)Communications Voir Inc.
Founder(s)Pierre Paquet
PresidentPierre Paquet
Editor-in-chiefSimon Jodoin
Founded1986[1]
LanguageFrench
Ceased publicationStill active
CityMontreal
CountryCanada
ISSN0849-5920
Websitehttp://voir.ca/
Voir weekly newspaper (15 November 2012)

Voir was a francophone alternative weekly newspaper in Montreal, Quebec, published by Communications Voir. Voir was founded by Pierre Paquet in November 1986. The first issue of the newspaper was published on 27 November 1986. Later on the newspaper developed various local issues with more targeted content.

In 2013, the newspaper dropped from weekly to biweekly publication.[2]

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.[3]

Starting 2016, it commenced publishing as a free monthly magazine.[4]

Chain[edit]

The newspaper also formerly published local editions in 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,[5][6][7] 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, Ontario.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Le Voir devient bimensuel". Le Devoir, May 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "COMMUNICATIONS VOIR ANNOUNCES ITS ACQUISITION BY XPND CAPITAL AND MEMBERS OF ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM". COMPANY NEWS. XPND Capital. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ La Presse: Voir devient un magazine mensuel (in French)
  5. ^ "Le journal Voir Estrie abandonne le papier". La Presse, June 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Voir Gatineau-Ottawa disparaît". Le Droit, April 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Hour Community to become online-only". The Gazette, June 1, 2012.

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