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The Gazette is one of the oldest newspapers in North America. Founded by Fleury Mesplet in 1778, it began as a French-language paper, became bilingual in the late 1700s and ultimately changed to an English-language newspaper in 1822.
In terms of recent history, in 1968 The Gazette joined the Southam chain. Then in 1996, The Gazette became part of Hollinger when it gained control of the Southam group of newspapers. CanWest Global bought The Gazette and other former Southam newspapers from Hollinger in 2000.
Ultimately, in 2010, Postmedia Network Inc. became The Gazette's owner via its purchase of Canwest newspapers. Postmedia Network Inc. is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada, representing some of the country's oldest and best known media brands.
The Gazette is the dominant medium for reaching Montreal's large English market. The high fragmentation and duplication of radio, TV, magazines and weekly newspapers makes The Gazette, with its large, loyal readership, the most desirable choice for advertisers. Throughout the week, 57 per cent of Montreal's English population reads The Gazette, either the print edition or the digital version.
The Gazette offers award-winning editorial content with a variety of sections and features that readers have come to depend on, and look forward to. The Gazette's weekly TVtimes, special sections throughout the year, and weekly West Island community edition are of prime interest to both readers and advertisers.
And, of course, montrealgazette.com is constantly updated throughout the day providing the latest breaking news, along with a cornucopia of other features that each month generate hundreds of thousands of unique visitors and millions of page views.
The Gazette also offers market research, creative services, targeted insert distribution and New Media applications.
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