March 27, 1913

The first edition of Le Droit is published

The founding of the newspaper is closely linked to the Ontario government’s introduction of Regulation 17 the previous year.

Regulation 17 formally prohibited the use of French as a language of instruction and communication in all of the province’s schools.

In response, Father Charles Charlebois of Ottawa proposed founding a French-language daily newspaper.

Source: First building of the Le Droit newspaper (86 York St, Ottawa, Ontario), circa 1913, published in Le Droit, March 30, 1963. University of Ottawa, CRFCC, Le Droit funds (C71).