These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Droit Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial perspectives. 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 Droit is a French-language newspaper founded in 1913 by local clergy and businessmen in Ottawa. After Le Temps shut down, Le Droit was established to provide French-speaking Catholics in Ottawa with a local news source.
Le Droit covers local, national, and international news, focusing on Francophone communities. Le Droit is headquartered in Ottawa and offers both print and online editions. According to CBC News (Canadian Broadcasting), The Quebec government granted $5M in 2019 to prevent bankruptcy and sustain Le Droit and other publications owned by Groupe Capitales Médias.
Funded by / Ownership
Le Droit, part of the Coopérative nationale de l’information indépendante (CN2i), is one of six Quebec newspapers in this cooperative group, including Le Nouvelliste, Le Soleil, Le Quotidien, La Tribune, and La Voix de l’Est. CN2i received a $400,000 subsidy for 2022-2023 from Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communication for modernizing its production and digital distribution, as stated on the government’s official website. Advertising, subscriptions, and newsstand sales generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
According to CBC News, in 2019, the city of Gatineau pledged to support the Le Droit newspaper by purchasing ads “City will buy $150,000 of advertising over next 3 years.” At the time, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin was the Mayor of Gatineau and a part of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) party, a right-wing populist and conservative party.
Le Droit sometimes uses emotionally loaded language in its headlines, such as this: “Trump’s reality show.” A quote from the article states, “His arraignment on Tuesday fits perfectly into his lifelong narrative, that of a victim.” The article’s tone is critical of Trump, with the language used conveying a sense of skepticism and even sarcasm.
In another article about Justin Trudeau, “The fluctuating discourse of Justin Trudeau,” the article is critical of Justin Trudeau’s government. It conveys a negative view through sarcastic language. Such as “The suspense is over. Justin Trudeau will finally deign to sit down with his provincial counterparts to discuss health funding.” and “Not wanting to antagonize anyone ahead of this summit, the Liberal government has stopped talking about ‘conditions’ and is using formulas giving the impression that it has watered down its wine.” The choice of words conveys a sense of skepticism and criticism towards the government’s actions.
A review of op-eds reflects diverse opinions with a reasonable balance between right and left. In general, Le Droit is fact-based and demonstrates minimal bias in news reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Le Droit Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial perspectives. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 04/11/2023)
Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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