French-language weekly La Liberté started publishing in 1913 and celebrates its centenary with an online archive.
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La Liberté: 100 yr old newspaper weekly celebrates with online archive


The French language weekly La Liberté newspaper decided to celebrate its 100 years of existence in a very special way, it’s put all of its editions onto an online archive.

Started on May 20, 1913, in the western prairie city of Saint-Boniface the paper has been a unique source of news in French for the community, in the largely English speaking province of Manitoba.

La Liberté's Editor and Chief and Publisher, Sophie Gaulin.

La Liberté’s Editor and Chief and Publisher, Sophie Gaulin.

The new online archive was launched this week, and lets people see not only how each page of the paper looked when it was published, but also allows for a word search function for all 100 years of the paper’s existence.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Sophie Gaulin, La Liberté‘s Editor in Chief and Publisher after a press conference (May 22). She talked about the paper and some of the things she found in old editions of the paper.

More information:
Archive of 100 years of  La Liberté – here
La Liberté website –

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