Canadian newspapers are extremely varied in terms of target readers, writing level, distribution size, and political stance. The distribution of newspapers varies widely and is heavily divided between provinces. The currently largest English-language newspaper in Canada is the Toronto Star, which has a current reader base of 1,738,800. The largest French-language newspaper is "La Presse." Other important French-language Canadian newpapers are the tabloid "Le Journal de Montréal," and "Le Devoir," which typically has a liberal and Quebéc nationalist orientation.
Two other English-language newspapers with national status are The Globe and Mail and the National Post. The former takes a generally liberal stand, and the latter a conservative one. Canadian newspapers lean heavily on the ideal of "Journalistic Freedom" and "Democratic reform".