Thursday, 28 October 2010

New paper today

It is Day 643 of the Journal de Montreal lockout.

The Montreal Gazette says the day will be remembered as the launch date of a union-backed free newspaper, Rue Frontenac, with 48 pages and a press run of 75,000.

The 253 locked out employees have been represented by a website of the same name since the lockout began in January of 2009.

The Gazette says the free French-language tabloid will be distributed weekly from 1,4000 locations.

A print edition - Montreal's answer to the free MediaMatin weekday tabloid launched immediately after Journal de Quebec's lockout/strike in 2007 - was long overdue.

CTV Montreal has a photo of the newspaper.

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