In brief

Straddling the border

Starting in 1914, Le Droit offers a “Hull page.” In 1920, the newspaper opens its first Hull office on rue Principale. By the mid-1940s, more than 50% of its subscribers are Québécois. This popularity forces the daily to deal with two obligations that can be difficult to reconcile: satisfying the information needs of its Quebec readership, and supporting Franco-Ontarians in their struggle to make Ontario a place to live and thrive in French.