La Minerve (French for "The Minerva") was a newspaper founded in Montreal, Lower Canada (present-day Quebec) by Augustin-Norbert Morin to promote the political goals of Louis-Joseph Papineau's Parti patriote. It was notably directed by Ludger Duvernay in its earlier years. It existed from 1826 to 1837, and again from 1842 to 1899. Throughout the years, it went from being a radical paper to a conservative one.
It then defended the idea of responsible government and, after the passing of Duvernay in 1852, the paper was the propriety of a number of people before becoming the organ of the Conservative Party of Canada. It became a daily in 1864 and defended the Canadian Confederation project, denounced by Papineau and becoming reality in 1867. The paper lost its governmental support when the Conservatives lost power in 1896 to the Liberal Party of Canada. Money became scarce and the last edition was published on May 27, 1899.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs has defended spending over '21,000 on just one night's accommodation for a state delegation at a five-star Rome hotel.
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