The Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail
description daily newspaper
language English
publishing company The Globe and Mail Inc. ( Canada )
Headquarters Toronto
First edition 1844
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition Mon – Fri: 283,269 copies
Sat: 349,080 copies
(As of September 9, 2012)
Editor-in-chief David Walmsley
editor Phillip Crawley
Web link

The Globe and Mail is a national English - language Canadian daily newspaper . It is based in Toronto and is printed in six cities across the country. With a weekly circulation of two million copies, it is Canada's second largest daily newspaper after the Toronto Star . The sheet is a division of CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. The parent company CTVglobemedia is also owned by Canada's largest private television station, CTV .


The forerunner of The Globe and Mail was the newspaper The Globe, founded in Toronto in 1844 by the Scottish immigrant George Brown . Brown supported the Clear Grits , which later became the Liberal Party of Canada . The Globe was initially the weekly organ of Brown's Reform Party, but it soon included the liberal electorate and became an independent and respected daily in the 1850s.

In 1936, the newspaper had a circulation of 78,000 and that year merged with The Mail and Empire (circulation: 118,000), which in turn was created in 1895 from the merger of The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire . The former was founded in 1872 by Brown's rival, the conservative politician John Macdonald , who later became Canada's first Prime Minister. In 1952 The Globe and Mail was sold to the Webster family from Montreal . When the newspaper fell behind the Toronto Star in its home market of Toronto , it began expanding across the country.

In 1965 the newspaper was FP Publications of Winnipeg purchased, controlled the various local newspapers across Canada. In 1980 FP Publications and with it The Globe and Mail came into the possession of the Thomson Group controlled by Kenneth Thomson . The newspaper has since been printed in six different cities: Halifax , Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver . The Thomson Group sold the newspaper in 2001 to the CTVglobemedia group, in which the Thomsons are minority shareholders.

Cartoon controversy

When The Globe and Mail showed a cartoon with an Afro-Canadian teacher in front of a blackboard with math equations and the thrown slang phrase "S'up dog" under the heading Afrocentric Algebra in early 2008 , the South African writer Rozena Maart, who teaches in Canada , wrote one sharply worded letter to the editor of the newspaper. In it, she stated that the origins of mathematics would now also lie in Egypt , which, as is well known, belongs to Africa itself, which is actually the starting point for the caricature. By making use of Eurocentric clichés, the caricature reveals an outright racism . Due to the general approval Maart received, the editor had to apologize. There was no racist intention and the unjustified impression resulted only from the simplification of the presentation. In addition, the works of Afro-Canadian authors have recently been promoted.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. CANADIAN NEWSPAPER - SEARCH RESULTS ( Memento from April 7, 2013 in the web archive )
  2. Caricature Afrocentric Algebra . In: The Globe and Mail. February 18, 2008. Accessed July 20, 2012.
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