Follow-up: newspapers sale process

On April 18, 2017, Transcontinental Inc. announced the launch of a process for the sale of TC Media's newspapers in Quebec and Ontario. The sale process, which spans several months, involves 93 local and regional publications and their related web properties, including the Métro Montreal newspaper. 

This page will be updated every time an agreement is finalized and will provide all necessary and relevant information regarding the sale process. 

Effective Sale Date Sold Publications Acquirer Name Press Release
May 17, 2017 Journal de Chambly Philippe Clair All details here.
June 14, 2017 Le Pharillon, L'Écho de la Baie and Le Havre Radio du Rocher Percé inc. All details here.
August 9, 2017 L'Étoile du Lac, Le Lac-st-Jean and Le Nouvelles Hebdo Trium Médias Inc. All details here.
August 23, 2017 Le Journal Saint-François, Le Soleil de Châteauguay, Brossard Éclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L'information d'Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet Gravité Média All details here.
August 30, 2017 L'Express – Wednesday Edition and L'Express Week-end A Canadian corporation of which Mr. Dave Beaunoyer is part of All details here.
August 30, 2017 Le Peuple Lotbinière MELIORMÉDIA Inc. All details here.
September 6, 2017 L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge Sonème hebdo inc. All details here.
September 21, 2017 Journal Le Nord Journal Le Nord inc. All details here.
October 25, 2017 Les 2 Rives DBC Communications inc. All details here.
November 8, 2017 L'Avenir de l'Érable, La Nouvelle union – Wednesday edition, La Nouvelle union – Sunday edition, Beauce Média, L'Éclaireur Progrès, Hebdo Régional, La Voix du Sud, Courrier Frontenac, Le Progrès de Coaticook, Le Reflet du Lac, Le Courrier Sud, L'Écho La Tuque/Haut-St-Maurice, L'Écho de Maskinongé, L'Hebdo du St-Maurice, L'Hebdo Journal, L'Avenir et des Rivières, Granby Express, Journal Le Guide, Le Canada Français, Le Richelieu, Coup d'œil Icimédias inc. All details here.
November 15, 2017 Courrier Laval 2M Média All details here
December 12, 2017

Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action – Wednesday Edition, L'Action – Weekend Edition, L'Express Montcalm, Hebdo Rive-Nord, Le Bulletin, La Petite-Nation and La Revue

Groupe Lexis Média inc. All details here.

 

For more information:

Nathalie St-Jean
Senior Advisor, Communications
TC Transcontinental
Telephone: 514-954-3581
nathalie.st-jean@tc.tc