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07 April 2014
When the Newspaper Guild signed its first contract in Canada , on Apr. 12, 1949, the Toronto Star became the first Toronto daily to pay its editorial workers time-and-a-half for overtime.
31 March 2014
The Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland (BCN), which also owned the Voice of Newfoundland (VONF), officially joined the CBC on Apr. 1, 1949 after Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation.
24 March 2014
Le Droit published its first issue on Mar. 27, 1913—a year after the Ontario government passed Regulation 17, a law that “made English the only language of instruction in public schools.” It
24 March 2014
On Jan. 6, 1974, at 6 p.m., Global Television Network launched under the vision of founder Al Bruner. The network, CKGN-TV, had six transmitters serving southern Ontario and was the first in the
24 March 2014
The Winnipeg Tribune published its first issue on Jan. 28, 1890, after founders Robert Lorne Richardson and Duncan Lloyd McIntyre purchased the Winnipeg Daily Sun 's presses upon its closure.
24 March 2014
The Canadian Marconi Company's television station CFCF-12 (Canada's First, Canada's Finest) started broadcasting from Montreal on Jan. 20, 1961, after receiving its English-language television
17 March 2014
John Bushell started Canada's first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette , on March 23, 1752. The Gazette would have published sooner, but according to Bushell, there was no local news to be reported.
10 March 2014
The world's first radio play-by-play broadcast of a professional hockey game was made on March 14, 1923, by Pete Parker at Regina's CKCK.
03 March 2014
The Leader-Post was launched on March 1, 1883, by Nicholas Flood Davin, a political and war reporter from Britain.


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