These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Le Devoir Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Le Devoir is an independent French-language newspaper headquartered in Montreal, Canada. It is distributed in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Le Devoir’s political alignment is described as Quebec Nationalism, Quebec Independence, and Social Democracy.
According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Le Devoir was founded by Henri Bourassa in 1910 as a pan-Canadian-nationalist, pro-French-Canadian, pro-Catholic, anti-British, but independent newspaper.
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Funded by / Ownership
Le Devoir Inc owns the newspaper. The paper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
According to CBC News, Le Devoir endorsed the Bloc Québécois under party leader Gilles Duceppe during the 2015 Canadian Federal elections. The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a federal political party in Canada devoted to Quebec nationalism and promoting Quebec sovereignty.
Le Devoir publishes stories with minimally loaded emotional headlines, such as “Canada only has Trudeau,” and is always well-sourced to credible media through quotes. When reporting USA news Le Devoir generally covers both sides of the story. Finally, a Reuters institute survey found that 71% of respondents trust their news coverage and 7% do not, ranking them #4 in trust among the major French-language Canadian news providers.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Le Devoir Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 9/11/2017) Updated (03/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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