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The Times has increased its presence in Canada. Find out how.

Clockwise from top left: the Montreal skyline; the northern lights as seen in the Northwest Territories; the historic lighthouse at Cape Spear, near St. John’s, Newfoundland; and a view of the town of Nelson, British Columbia.CreditYannick Grandmont for The New York Times; Chris Miller for The New York Times; Ian Willms for The New York Times; Andrew Testa for The New York Times

The New York Times has been covering Canada since its first year of operation as a newspaper, in 1851. The nation’s birth in 1867, which will be marked for the 150th time on July 1, was front page news.

Now, in the digital age, The Times has sharply raised its Canadian profile. Since 2016, we’ve quadrupled the number of reporters regularly covering the country, from one to four. You are seeing more stories about issues of direct relevance to Canadians, but also pieces set in Canada that resonate around the world. Take a look if you haven’t already read these amazing articles about medically assisted death and private refugee sponsorships. Specialists from around the newsroom are making Canada part of their territory.

We also publish a weekly Canada newsletter, delivered by email on Saturday mornings. We are reaching out to readers in our report and in person. And we’ve made it easier to find stories about Canada on our digital platforms.

As Canada’s 150th birthday approaches, and with it debates over the nation’s identity, we are presenting a mini-festival of New York Times journalism in Canada. Here are the people and features behind that effort.


Who We Are

Catherine Porter joined The Times as Toronto bureau chief in February 2017. Previously, Ms. Porter was a reporter and columnist at the Toronto Star. Her book about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, titled “A Girl Named Lovely,” is to be published by Simon & Schuster. Ms. Porter has lived in France, Senegal and India. Today she lives in Toronto, 20 minutes from her…

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