The Canadian Press celebrates 100 years

May 4, 2017

This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Canadian Press. A creation of newspaper publishers in 1917 as a distributor of news across the country, and enshrined under an Act of Parliament, the iconic news agency was transformed by the First World War into a news reporting agency, bringing home stories of sacrifice by Canadian troops in Europe. On this Centennial, the Canadian Labour Congress honours the remarkable work that the journalists, photographers, technical and support staff at CP have done to deliver news and information to Canadians. Thank you for a century of telling Canada’s story and speaking truth to power!