Le Devoir

Le Devoir is a French-language Canadian daily newspaper with editorial headquarters in Montreal.


The newspaper was founded in 1910 by Henri Bourassa, an important personality at that time in the previous distanced itself from the UK political spectrum in Canada. Bourassa also took over the editorship and had that position until 1932.

Was aligned on an intellectual audience Le Devoir never to a tabloid, but for an important medium of French-Canadian establishment. The close links with the political events also commented personnel, as was Claude Ryan, one of the later editors, following his editorial time chairman of the Parti libéral du Québec. On the question of secession of Quebec from Canada, the newspaper tended to separatist side.

Le Devoir today

Le Devoir from 2006, an Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) audited circulation of 28 351 ( weekdays ) and 45 974 ( Saturday) copies. Editor in chief since 1999, Bernard Descoteaux.