Things The Globe And Mail Would Probably Rather Forget
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Things The Globe And Mail Would Probably Rather Forget
As the newspaper celebrates its 175th birthday, we offer an alternative history, from fascism to plagiarism

On Tuesday, The Globe and Mail marks its 175th birthday. As the newspaper would be glad to tell you, its story is intertwined with that of Canada, reflecting the changes in the country as it developed from British colony to modern nation — a steady presence in an ever-evolving mediascape. Since its beginning as The Globe in 1844, the paper has printed much it can be proud of, from founder George Brown’s promotion of abolitionism to its contemporary investigative reporting.

But, as with any institution that has been around so long, there are pieces of its past that the paper may be less eager to commemorate.

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