Daily Newspapers

In 2016, Canada’s daily newspaper circulation (paid and free) stood at 5.2 million copies on an average publishing day and 31.6 million copies over the course of a week. There were 84 paid dailies in Canada last year and 14 free dailies for a grand total of 98 daily newspapers.

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Community Newspapers

As of June 2019, there are 1,026 community newspapers in Canada and 1,083 editions. Community newspapers publish 16 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled), accounting for more than 15 million copies weekly. Community newspapers publish in both broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 88% of all editions are tabloids.

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