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.