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Maclean's is Canada's leading weekly news magazine. A newsmagazine, sometimes called news magazine, is a usually weekly magazine featuring articles on current events. ...


It was founded in 1905 by Toronto journalist/entrepreneur Lt.-Col. John Bayne Maclean. The 43-year-old trade magazine publisher purchased an advertising agency's in-house business journal — along with its 5,000-strong subscription base. The Business Magazine, launched in October of that year, was a pocket-sized digest of articles gathered from Canadian, US and British periodicals. It sold 6,000 copies. Inside its bright blue cover, the fledgling monthly anointed itself, "the Cream of the World's magazines reproduced for Busy People." Its aim, Maclean wrote a year later, was not "merely to entertain but also to inspire its readers." It was later renamed Maclean's in 1911. 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... An entrepreneur -derived from the French words entre (ie: enter) and prendre(ie: take)- is, in its most general sense, a person who creates or starts a new project, opportunity, or venture. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... US,Us or us may stand for the United States of America us, the oblique case form of the English language pronoun we. ... 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


The magazine switched from being a monthly general interest publication including fiction and gossip, to a bi-weekly news magazine in 1978, and to a weekly newsmagazine a few years later. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


Today Maclean's remains one of Canada's leading source of news and information. Maclean's is also famous for its annual ranking of Canadian universities. Since 2001, it has been edited by Anthony Wilson-Smith, but he left the post at the end of February 2005. The magazine has been owned by the Rogers Communications conglomerate since Rogers acquired Maclean-Hunter Ltd., the former publisher. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ...


Noted Maclean's contributors have included Barbara Amiel, Peter Gzowski, Peter Mansbridge, Allan Fotheringham, Diane Francis, Paul Wells and Peter C. Newman. Barbara Amiel Black, Baroness Black of Crossharbour (born Barbara Amiel), is a journalist, and the wife of newspaper magnate Lord Black of Crossharbour. ... Peter Gzowski (July 13, 1934 - January 24, 2002) was a Polish-Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter, most famous for his work on the CBC radio show Morningside. ... Peter Mansbridge (born 1948) is a Canadian television reporter. ... Allan Fotheringham (born August 31, Canadian newspaper and magazine journalist. ... Diane Francis (born 7th November 1946) is a Canadian journalist and author. ... Paul Wells is a Canadian journalist. ... Peter Charles Newman (born May 10, 1929 in Vienna, Austria) is a Canadian journalist who emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Canada in 1940. ...


Maclean's has been criticized for having a supposedly pro-Liberal (both the party and political stance) position by conservatives such as Conrad Black. The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... Liberalism is a political current embracing several historical and present-day ideologies that claim defense of individual liberty as the purpose of government. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, OC, PC (born August 25, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec), is a Canadian-born British biographer, financier and newspaper magnate. ...


See Also

Canada has a well-developed media sector, but cultural output—particularly in English Canada—is often overshadowed by imports from the United States. ...

External link

  • Maclean's website

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