"L'actualité" (ISSN|0001-7698) is a French-language news and general interest
magazinein Quebec, Canada, published in Montrealby Les Éditions Rogers, which is owned by Rogers Communications. The magazine has over a million readers, according to Canada's Print Measurement Bureau, from its circulation which is mainly subscribers. Eighty-six percent of its readership are Québécois.
The magazine came into being when
Maclean Hunter, publisher of " Maclean's", acquired the mailing list of the defunct "Actualité" magazine in the 1970s, and merged it with its own French-language edition, "Le Maclean". Maclean Hunter was acquired by Rogers Communications in the 1990s.
Journalist Jean Paré was the editor-in-chief of "L'actualité" until 1998. The magazine has published special reports on the regulation of
genetically modified organisms, the rise of the Action démocratique du Québec(ADQ), the record of the Quebec welfare stateand on the possible legalization of sharia lawin Ontario.
"L'actualité" publishes a ranking of high schools in Quebec which compares private schools with public ones. The
Centrale des syndicats du Québecis opposed to these rankings, believing that they tend to overstate the attractiveness of private schools. Former Quebec Premier Robert Bourassaholds the record for appearing the most often on the cover of the magazine, with ten appearances. Former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, former Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau, the late Pope John Paul IIand singer Céline Dion have also often appeared on the cover of the magazine.
* [http://www.lactualite.com/ Official website] fr icon
* [http://www.leseditionsrogers.ca Les Éditions Rogers] fr icon
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