French-Canadian Newspapers: An Essential Historical Source (1808-1919) (Database)

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These newspapers form the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collection of first, final and special editions of French-Canadian newspapers. The digital collection includes newspaper titles from across Canada and contains more than 1,000 issues.

The number of issues of each newspaper title varies. In most cases, only a single issue is available, usually the first, final, or a special edition. In a few titles, such as L'Évangéline, Le Courrier du Canada, and La Gazette d'Ottawa, the holdings cover a longer time span.

Place of Publication

  • Arthabaska, Québec
  • Chatham, Ontario
  • Chicoutimi, Québec
  • Clarence Creek, Ontario
  • Digby, Nova Scotia
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Gracefield, Québec
  • Hawkesbury, Ontario
  • Hull et Bryson, Québec
  • Hull [Ottawa], Québec
  • Hull, Québec
  • Joliette, Québec
  • Jonquière, Québec
  • La Malbaie [Murray Bay], Ontario
  • Lac Megantic, Québec
  • Laprairie, Québec
  • L'Avenir, Québec
  • Lévis, Québec
  • Longueuil, Québec
  • L'Orignal, Ontario
  • Louiseville, Québec
  • Matane, Québec
  • Montmagny, Québec
  • Montréal, Québec
  • Nicolet, Québec
  • Nosbonsing, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Pointe-Gatineau, Québec
  • Québec, Québec
  • Rimouski, Québec
  • Rivière-du-Loup [Fraserville], Québec
  • Rivière-du-Loup, Québec
  • Roberval, Québec
  • Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
  • Sainte-Marie, Québec
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec
  • Saint-Jean, Québec
  • Saint-Jérôme, Québec
  • Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Québec
  • Saint-Lin, Québec
  • Saint-Sauveur, Québec
  • Saint-Victor d'Alfred, Québec
  • Shédiac, New Brunswick
  • Sherbrooke, Québec
  • Sorel, Québec
  • Thetford Mines, Québec
  • Tignish, Prince Edward Island
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec
  • Valleyfield, Québec
  • Weymouth Bridge, Nova Scotia
  • Weymouth, Nova Scotia
  • Windsor, Ontario
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
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