Mr. Speaker, recently the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association, which boasts some 700 members, rewarded the Chomedey News for the third year in a row with the Blue Ribbon General Excellence Award. This recognition underscores the exceptional professionalism of its writing team, the objectivity and quality of its research, and the excellence of its content.
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Chomedey News , it is my pleasure to point out that this newspaper is a model of information thanks to the in-depth analysis of the topics it tackles and the critical eye it casts on socio-economic issues affecting the Laval community.
At a time of unsettling media concentration, the Chomedey News , an independent newspaper—only 4% of all newspapers in Quebec are independent—is the David to the Goliath of print media.
I applaud their work and thank them for their contribution to democracy.