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The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English-language nationally distributed newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec This is a list of the daily Newspapers in the World by average circulation An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario With a weekly readership of 935 000,it is Canada's largest-circulation national newspaper and second-largest daily newspaper after the Toronto Star. The Toronto Star is Canada 's highest-circulation newspaper though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within the province of Ontario. The Globe and Mail is widely considered to be Canada's newspaper of record. A newspaper of record is a colloquialism that generally refers to a Newspaper that meets at least one of two criteria high standards of Journalism, the
The paper is a division of CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. Its parent company, CTVglobemedia, also owns the Canadian television networks CTV and A-Channel. CTVglobemedia (often abbreviated "CTVgm" or CGM is one of Canada 's largest private media companies. A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia
The predecessor to The Globe and Mail was The Globe, founded in 1844 by Scottish immigrant George Brown, who would later become a Father of Confederation. The Globe was a newspaper in Toronto, Canada, founded in 1844 by George Brown as a Reform voice Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. George Brown (November 28 1818 May 10 1880 was a Scottish -born Canadian journalist politician and one of the Fathers of Confederation. Canadian Confederation was the process by which the federal Dominion of Canada was formed beginning 1 July 1867 from the Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada. The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political The Globe began in Toronto as a weekly party organ for Brown's Reform Party, but seeing the economic gains that he could make in the newspaper business, Brown soon targeted a wide audience of liberal minded freeholders. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario He selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, "The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters to the Public Advertiser, from January 21 1769 to January " The quotation is carried on the editorial page daily to this day. The editorial page (also known as the opinion page is the page reserved in a Newspaper or Magazine for the publication's Editorial.
By the 1850s, The Globe had become an independent and well-regarded daily newspaper. It began distribution by railway to other cities in Ontario shortly after Canadian Confederation. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Canadian Confederation was the process by which the federal Dominion of Canada was formed beginning 1 July 1867 from the At the dawn of the twentieth century, The Globe added photography, a women's section, and the slogan "Canada's National Newspaper," which remains on its front-page banner today. It began opening bureaus and offering subscriptions across Canada.
In 1936, The Globe (which had a circulation of 78,000 by this point) merged with The Mail and Empire (circulation 118,000), itself formed through a merger in 1895 between The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire. The Mail and Empire was formed from the merger of The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire newspapers both conservative newspapers in The Toronto Mail was a newspaper in Toronto and later merged with the Toronto Empire to form the The Mail and Empire. Toronto Empire was a newspaper established in Toronto, Canada, in 1872 and the voice of the conservatives in the city The Mail was founded in 1872 by a rival of Brown's, Tory politician Sir John A. Macdonald. In the political tradition of some English-speaking countries, the term Tory has referred to a variety of political parties and Creeds since it was Sir John Alexander Macdonald GCB, KCMG, PC ( January 11, 1815 – June 6, 1891) was the first Prime Minister Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and the founder of the party that spawned the modern Conservative Party of Canada, and The Mail served as a Conservative Party organ. The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus The Conservative Party of Canada ( Parti conservateur du Canada) colloquially known as the " Tories " is a conservative
With the merger, The Globe became The Globe and Mail. Press reports at the time stated, "the minnow swallowed the whale". The merger was arranged by George McCullagh, who fronted for mining magnate William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The Globe and Mail. William Henry "Bill" Wright ( April 21, 1876 – September 20, 1951) was a Canadian prospector who discovered McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, and the newspaper was sold to the Webster family of Montreal. As the paper lost ground to The Toronto Star in the local Toronto market, it began to expand its national circulation. The Toronto Star is Canada 's highest-circulation newspaper though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within the province of Ontario.
In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based FP Publications controlled by Brig. Richard Malone, which owned of a chain of local Canadian newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section that was launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as the voice of Toronto's business community. Report on Business, commonly referred to as simply ROB, is the financial section of The Globe and Mail, a large Toronto -based Canadian FP Publications and The Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to the Thomson Group, a company run by the family of Kenneth Thomson. Kenneth Thomson 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet ( September 1, 1923 &ndash June 12 2006) was a Canadian businessman and art collector
The Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the 1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian cities: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto (several editions), Winnipeg (actually printed in Brandon, Manitoba), Calgary and Vancouver. See also Halifax Nova Scotia See also Halifax Regional Municipality municipal election 2008 Halifax Regional Municipality is the capital Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population Brandon is a City in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. The surrounding area is often referred to as " Westman " Calgary (ˈkælgəriː is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal In 1995, the paper launched its Web site, globeandmail. com, which had its own content and journalists in addition to the content of the print newspaper. It later spawned a companion Web site, globeinvestor. com, focusing on financial and investment-related news. In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail. com became restricted to paid subscribers only.
Although the Thomson family has served as the figureheads of the paper since 1980 and remains its largest shareholder, control of the paper was sold to telecommunications company BCE Inc. in 2001. Bell Canada, commonly shortened to "Bell" is a major Canadian Telecommunications company A year earlier BCE had also acquired CTV, a major private television network. CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia With the sale, the Globe and CTV were merged into a new company named Bell Globemedia (now CTVglobemedia), which became a subsidiary of BCE with the Thomson family retaining a minority stake. CTVglobemedia (often abbreviated "CTVgm" or CGM is one of Canada 's largest private media companies. In late 2005, BCE announced it would significantly reduce its stake in Bell Globemedia, leaving the Thomson family, through its holding company Woodbridge, with a 40-percent stake. BCE, Torstar (owner of the Toronto Star) and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan would each control a 20-percent stake. Torstar Corporation ( is an independently-owned Canadian broadly based media company that is named after its principal holding the Toronto Star daily The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP commonly referred to as Teachers', is the organization responsible for administering pensions for Public school teachers Because several of these companies own competing broadcast outlets, the deal required approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada's broadcast regulator. CRTC may also stand for Cathode Ray Tube Controller. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ( CRTC, in French Conseil This approval was granted on July 21, 2006. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Even before the Globe merged with the Mail and Empire, the paper was widely considered the voice of the Upper Canada elite—that is, the Bay Street financial community of Toronto and the intellectuals of university and government institutions. The Province of Upper Canada (French Province du Haut-Canada) was a British colony located in what is now the southern portion of the Province of Ontario Bay Street is a street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the centre of Toronto's financial district and is often used by The merger of the Liberal Globe and the Tory Mail and Empire prefigured the paper's editorial stance, and its support alternated between the two established national parties. The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political In the political tradition of some English-speaking countries, the term Tory has referred to a variety of political parties and Creeds since it was In the past century, the paper has consistently endorsed either the Liberal Party or the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in every federal election. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada ( PC) ( Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) ( 1867 – 2003) was a Canadian The paper had endorsed a third party on two occasions at the provincial level: it endorsed the social-democratic New Democratic Party in the 1991 Saskatchewan provincial election and British Columbia provincial election. In a Two-party system of politics the term third party is sometimes applied to a party other than the two dominant ones Principles policies and electoral achievement The NDP grew from populist, agrarian and democratic socialist roots The Saskatchewan general election of 1991 was the twenty-second provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The British Columbia general election of 1991 was the 35th provincial election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. The New Democrats won both elections and went on to form provincial governments.
While the paper was known as a generally conservative voice of the business establishment in the postwar decades, historian David Hayes, in a review of its positions, has noted that the Globe's editorials in this period "took a benign view of hippies and homosexuals; championed most aspects of the welfare state; opposed, after some deliberation, the Vietnam War; and supported legalizing marijuana. " It was a 1967 Globe and Mail editorial that coined the phrase "The State has no place in the bedrooms of the nation," in defence of legalization of homosexuality. The line was later picked up by future Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to become one of his most famous slogans.
Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper strongly endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. The Free Trade Agreement ( FTA) was a Trade agreement signed by Canada and the United States on October 4th 1988. Martin Brian Mulroney PC CC GOQ (predominantly known as Brian Mulroney) (born March 20, 1939) was the eighteenth The paper also became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum mostly quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. The Meech Lake Accord was a set of failed amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated in 1987 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the provincial The Charlottetown Accord was a package of constitutional amendments proposed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments in 1992. The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second Referendum to ask voters in the Canadian province of Quebec whether Quebec should  During this period, the paper continued to favour such socially liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs (including cocaine, whose legalization was advocated most recently in a 1995 editorial) and expanding gay rights.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the paper generally supported the policies of Liberal Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin. Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, (generally known as Jean Chrétien) (born January 11, 1934) is a Canadian politician who was the twentieth Prime Paul Edgar Philippe Martin. PC, MP (also known as Paul Martin Jr In the 2006 federal election, the paper turned away from the Liberals to Stephen Harper's Conservative Party of Canada. The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally the 39th General Election) was held on January 23 2006 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the WikipediaManual of Style (biographies#Honorific prefixes --> Stephen Joseph Harper PC The Conservative Party of Canada ( Parti conservateur du Canada) colloquially known as the " Tories " is a conservative
In recent years, the paper has made changes to its format and layout, such as the introduction of colour photographs, a separate tabloid book-review section and the creation of the Review section on arts, entertainment and culture. Although the paper is sold throughout Canada and has long called itself "Canada's National Newspaper", The Globe and Mail also serves as a Toronto metropolitan paper, publishing several special sections in its Toronto edition that are not included in the national edition. As a result, it is sometimes ridiculed for being too focused on the Greater Toronto Area, part of a wider humorous portrayal of Torontonians being blind to the greater concerns of the nation. The Greater Toronto Area (locally abbreviated as the GTA) is the most populous Metropolitan area in Canada. (A similar criticism is sometimes applied to The New York Times). Critics sometimes refer to the paper as the Toronto Globe and Mail or Toronto's National Newspaper. Recently, in an effort to gain market share in Vancouver, The Globe and Mail began publishing a three-page section of British Columbia news in the B. C. edition of its paper.
Other satirical nicknames for the paper include Mop and Pail or Grope and Flail, both of which were coined by longtime Globe and Mail humour columnist Richard J. Needham. Richard J Needham (1912-1996 was a Canadian Humour columnist for The Globe and Mail. The University of British Columbia student paper the Ubyssey published a parody issue titled Glib and Male. The spring 2008 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism referenced the nickname "Old and Male" for the paper's employee base and percieved target audience. The Ryerson Review of Journalism is a Canadian Magazine, published twice annually by final year journalism students at Ryerson University
Since the launch of the National Post as another English-language national paper in 1998, some industry analysts have proclaimed a "national newspaper war" between The Globe and Mail and the National Post. The National Post is a Canadian English-language national Newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of Thus far, however, The Globe and Mail has continued to outsell the National Post.
On April 23, 2007, the paper introduced significant changes to its print design and also introduced a new unified navigation system to its websites. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  The paper added a "lifestyle" section to the Monday-Friday editions, entitled Globe Life, which has been described as an attempt to attract readers from the rival Toronto Star. The Toronto Star is Canada 's highest-circulation newspaper though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within the province of Ontario. Additionally, the paper followed other North American papers by dropping detailed stock listings in print and by shrinking the printed paper to a 12-inch width.