Le Journal de Québec

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Le Journal de Québec
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TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Pierre Péladeau
Headquarters450, avenue Béchard
Quebec City, Quebec
G1M 2E9
Circulation82,048 weekdays
89,989 Saturdays
82,537 Sundays in 2014[1]
OCLC number802434941

Le Journal de Québec is a French-language daily newspaper in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The newspaper is printed in tabloid format and has 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 Quebecor Média.

A lockout of unionized employees (members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees) that began in April 2007 continued until July 2008, it was the longest running lockout in the history of the Québec media at the time.[2]

As an answer to the lockout, the workers launched their own free daily newspaper, MédiaMatin Québec.[3][4]

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.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the twelve months ending December, 2014.
  2. ^ "La fin du lock-out - Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec". Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (in French). 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  3. ^ Editor & Publisher, April 25, 2007 11:40 AM ET – Locked-Out 'Journal de Quebec' Workers Start Free Paper retrieved May 2, 2007
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Sun Media press release: "Le Journal de Quebec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Edition: The Best of Both Worlds", November 27, 2012.
  6. ^ Fagstein: "Journal de Québec (re-)launches Saguenay regional edition", November 27, 2012.