Canadan Uutiset (Canada News) is a Finnish language community newspaper first published November 11, 1915 in Port Arthur / Thunder Bay, Ontario. In its early days, the newspaper was operated by a group of conservative, non-Socialist Finns, and in the 1930s it was closely associated with the Central Organization of the Loyal Finns in Canada (a right wing Canadian Finnish organization). In later years the newspaper became increasingly apolitical. Along with other ‘enemy-language’ newspapers, it was banned by a government order-in-council from publishing for a period of time during World War I, but was one of a small group allowed to begin publishing as a bilingual newspaper in December 1918 prior to the lift of the general ban in April 1919. The oldest Finnish-Canadian newspaper still in existence, Canadan Uutiset continues to be published as of 2013. Issues dating from 1919 to 1927 have been digitized and are made available here.
Contributed by Multicultural History Society of Ontario.