Snapshot: Community Newspaper Circulation

As of June 2016, there are 1,060 community newspapers in Canada and 1,160 editions. Community newspapers publish almost 20 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled), accounting for more than 18 million copies weekly. Community newspapers publish in both broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 88% of all editions are tabloids. Click the links below for detailed statistics on community newspaper circulation by title, editions, province and format.

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Historical circulation data: