Founded in 1991,News is Canada’s publicly owned news and information service. We are rooted in every region of the country and report on Canada and the world to provide a Canadian perspective on news and current affairs.

Our mission is to inform, to reveal, to contribute to the understanding of issues of public interest and to encourage citizens to participate in our free and democratic society.

We have journalists stationed in over 40 cities across Canada. We also have bureaus in London, Beijing, Washington, New York City, Los Angeles and Moscow.

News uses pop-up bureaus as well, with reporters who fly in when a story occurs beyond our existing bureaus.

Indicators include:

  • Publishing best practices
  • Publishing author bylines and author information
  • Clearly labelling content, for example to distinguish between opinion and analysis
  • Publishing corrections on digital stories, including links to our corrections policy


Analysis — Here, reporters may make observations and draw conclusions based on facts as well as their own experience and expertise.

Opinion — On an exceptional basis, we may choose to appoint certain journalists as columnists. They have licence to express their opinions. To protect the integrity of our journalism, we will restrict the role of such columnists to opinion and commentary. Their work will be clearly identified as opinion.

First Person — First Person are personal stories and experiences of Canadians, in their own words. This is intended to showcase a more intimate storytelling perspective, and allow people from across the country to share what they have lived through.