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London Free Press
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The London Free Press (originally the Canadian Free Press) was founded by William Sutherland as a weekly newspaper on January 2, 1849.

In 1852, it was purchased by Josiah & Stephen Blackburn and was renamed as The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertiser. In 1855 the newspaper became a daily.

In 1997 the Blackburn family sold the newspaper to Sun Media Corporation. Publisher John Paton introduced a Sunday edition. Later the same year, Sun Media was acquired by Quebecor Inc., which continues to own the Free Press.

Place of Publication
London, Ontario
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.98339 Longitude: -81.23304
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London Free Press


The London Free Press (originally the Canadian Free Press) was founded by William Sutherland as a weekly newspaper on January 2, 1849.

In 1852, it was purchased by Josiah & Stephen Blackburn and was renamed as The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertiser. In 1855 the newspaper became a daily.

In 1997 the Blackburn family sold the newspaper to Sun Media Corporation. Publisher John Paton introduced a Sunday edition. Later the same year, Sun Media was acquired by Quebecor Inc., which continues to own the Free Press.