La Tribune employees call for community support in creation of a workers’ cooperative

By Gordon Lambie

In the most recent step of a process that began last August with the news that Sherbrooke’s French-language daily newspaper, La Tribune, was facing bankruptcy along with the other media owned by parent company Groupe Capitales Medias (GCM), the members of the local re-launch committee put out a call for public support for the employees’ desire to acquire the business as a workers’ cooperative. Although the paper has already put out a call for public support, Monday’s appeal came with the news that a new online microsite,, has been launched that will allow anyone who wishes to make a financial commitment to the cause. “We are asking for the support of our whole community; our readers, our parents, our neighbours, our elected officials, all those who play a part in our daily news” said committee member Mélanie Noël. “It is time to show your attachment.” See full story in the Tuesday, Oct. 8 edition of The Record.

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