Transcontinental Media announced in December that it had acquired two Quebec weekly newspapers, including Montreal’s Italian-language weekly newspaper Corriere Italiano and LÔÇÖAutre Voix, which serves the C├┤te-de-Beaupr├® region.
Founded in 1952 by Alfredo Gagliardi, Corriere Italiano is Transcontinental’s first publication to publish in a language other than English or French. Both newspapers reach 13,500 homes in their respective regions.
“Transcontinental is proud to add the Italian-language Corriere Italiano to our strong and growing roster of community newspapers,” said Marc-No├½l Ouellette, senior vice president, newspaper group, at Transcontinental Media. “Corriere Italiano has a solid history, spanning over 55 years, of serving the Italian community in Montreal and we plan to continue that tradition.”
Transcontinental Media owns a total of 171 community publications across Canada, including 35 CCNA members in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.