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A classic, 175 years in the making

Jan 01, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

In March, 1844, a Scottish immigrant - and future Father of Confederation - named George Brown launched The Globe, a weekly Toronto newspaper with a mandate to champion the drive toward a system of representation by population, rouse public opinion and attack political opponents.

Brown's insistence on the most detailed news reports and his use of the latest printing presses helped The Globe become the most widely read and influential daily paper in British North America by the mid-1800s. H...