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Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto.

The paper was founded as The Globe in 1844 by George Brown, who was later a Father of Confederation[?].

Through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the newspaper grew from a local Toronto affair to a national one, adopting the masthead slogan "Canada's National Newspaper" in the process.

In 1936, after a merger with the Mail and Empire, the Globe became the Globe and Mail. In 1962, the paper added its popular Report on Business section.

In 2001 the paper was sold to BCE Inc.[?], also owners of the CTV network. The network and paper are now run under the Bell Globemedia[?] division, and several reporters from one of the outlets frequently appear on the other.

Editorially, the Globe and Mail has historically been a conservative paper, though in the past few years it has increasingly become more liberal, especially when compared to its chief rival, the National Post.

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