Mr. Speaker, on May 16, the first issue of a much awaited publication was released. I am referring to the daily Le Fleuve , in the Lower St. Lawrence. The event did not go unnoticed, since Le Fleuve is the first daily to be launched in Quebec in several years.
Published by a team of some 30 workers forming a co-op, Le Fleuve has a circulation of 20,000 throughout the Lower St. Lawrence region. The newspaper provides national and international information, in addition to regional information on social, economic, cultural and sporting events.
Let us salute the first daily to be published in the Lower St. Lawrence. Thanks to this publication, people will be in daily contact with their region and with the world.
Congratulations to the whole team of Le Fleuve and long live this new media, which is a long awaited tool of collective development in the Lower St. Lawrence region.