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Daily Newspapers

In 2013, Canada's daily newspaper circulation (paid and free) stood at 5,655,572 copies on an average publishing day and 33,832,752 copies over the course of a week. There were 93 paid dailies in Canada last year and 19 free dailies for a grand total of 112 daily newspapers. A number of newspapers moved from a daily publishing schedule to a weekly frequency while some of the free distribution dailies ceased publication. The 2013 report now breaks out paid and non-paid circulation by paper for a more detailed view of circulation by market.

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Community Newspapers

As of June 2013 there are 1,019 community newspapers in Canada and more than 1,100 editions. Community newspapers publish more than 19.6 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled) accounting for 18.6 million copies weekly. Community newspapers publish in both broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 87% of all editions are tabloids.

Click the link below for detailed statistics on community newspaper circulation by title, editions, province and format.

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