"Le Journal de Montreal" has been in circulation since June 15, 1964. During a strike at the newspaper "La Presse," Pierre Peladeau founded "Le Journal de Montreal."
Peladeau launched the tabloid newspaper after a labor dispute in "La Presse," a competing tabloid newspaper company. During the labor strikes, Peladeau offered jobs to "La Presse's" writers who were on strike. After the strike ended and the writers returned to "La Presse," "Le Journal de Montreal" suffered a decline in its success. Readership grew as Peladeau employed offset technology to print the day's paper during the very early morning hours, so morning commuters could have copies of the paper.
As of 2015, "Le Journal de Montreal" is the highest-circulating French-language newspaper in North America and the largest-circulating paper in Quebec. The daily journal covers a variety of topics including local news, sports and justice. "Le Journal de Montreal" focuses on news and does not contain any editorials.