Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JSDAFM
N 45° 25.740 W 075° 41.630
18T E 445724 N 5030842
Quick Description: Le Droit is the only francophone daily newspaper currently published in Ontario for the Franco-Ontarian community.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/5/2010 9:26:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMA29J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 21

Long Description:
Le Droit (established on March 27, 1913) is a Canadian daily newspaper, published in Ottawa, Canada and is operated by Gesca since 2000.

The newspaper was launched at that period as a tool to condemn Regulation 17, an Ontario legislation that restricted education in French at that time. Today, it defends federalism in Canada as well as provincial jurisdictions. It is still involved in the protection of francophone rights in Ontario, notably advocating for the survival of the Montfort Hospital during the government of Ontario premier Mike Harris.
In the 1960s, Le Droit tried to extend its market into Northeastern Ontario, including the North Bay, Timmins and Sudbury areas, but quickly abandoned the project due to high costs. Originally published as a broadsheet, it switched to tabloid format in 1988, following an 11-week strike by the pressmen. The newspaper also had a previous strike in 1982.
In 2000, Gesca, a sub-company of Power Corporation owned by Paul Desmarais acquired the paper from Conrad Black's Hollinger. Before 1983, it was owned by UniMedia.
Today

It is the only francophone daily newspaper currently published in Ontario for the Franco-Ontarian community and was the fourth all-time (the previous three existed in the 19th century). It is also read by francophones who live in and around Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Ottawa. Its articles can also be read on the Internet in the Cyberpresse network[1], which also includes La Presse in Montreal, Le Soleil in Quebec City, Le Nouvelliste in Trois-Rivières, La Tribune in Sherbrooke, La Voix de l'Est in Granby and Le Quotidien in Saguenay.
Its main offices are located near the Byward Market with a second office located at Les Promenades de l'Outaouais in Gatineau. It currently has about 150 employees.

Information obtained from (visit link) on Nov 5th, 2010.
Area Served: Ottawa - Gatineau

What is (later, was) its physical address?:
47 Clarence
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1N 5P4


Does it now just provide an internet read?: Both newsprint and internet

Internet address: [Web Link]

Did you ever buy or subscribe to this paper?: No.

Please provide a link referring to the newspaper's demise.: Not listed

If applicable, when was this publication's last edition?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
A photograph that depicts your presence at the building is necessary. This can be a picture of your GPSr in the foreground in only one of your many pictures, or if you're not too camera shy, put you or a team member in the picture. Maybe even buy a newspaper while they're still in business. They need all the help they can get. No picture, no new log. And no icon.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Newspaper Headquarters
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Trail Blaisers visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 3/7/2014 Trail Blaisers visited it
lindeye visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 12/7/2013 lindeye visited it
denben visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 7/1/2012 denben visited it
lison55 visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 6/28/2012 lison55 visited it
Sires4 visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 6/3/2012 Sires4 visited it
elyob visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 5/16/2012 elyob visited it
Weathervane visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 11/15/2011 Weathervane visited it
GPComd visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 9/18/2011 GPComd visited it
Canadianzombie visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 6/29/2011 Canadianzombie visited it
petendot visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 5/15/2011 petendot visited it
TigrePlus visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 4/7/2011 TigrePlus visited it
model12 visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 4/1/2011 model12 visited it
SigsPig visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 3/30/2011 SigsPig visited it
Search 4 visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 3/21/2011 Search 4 visited it
jomari visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 2/13/2011 jomari visited it
JSDAFM visited Le Droit - Ottawa, Ontario 11/16/2010 JSDAFM visited it

View all visits/logs