Maclean Hunter Limited
Maclean Hunter Limited was a diversified communications company, known primarily for publishing the news magazine Maclean's. As the largest publisher of national MAGAZINES and periodicals in Canada, its list included Flare, L'ACTUALITÉ and English and French editions of CHATELAINE. It was the long-time publisher of the FINANCIAL POST until it was purchased by Toronto Sun Publishing Corp in late 1987. The company published over 130 Canadian special-interest, consumer and business magazines, directories and manuals, as well as 70 business periodicals in the US and Europe. It had a majority interest in Toronto Sun Publishing Corporation, publishers of the Toronto Sun, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Sun and Ottawa Sun.
Maclean Hunter was also a broadcaster whose holdings included the CTV affiliate CFCN-TV in Calgary and Lethbridge and 22 radio stations located in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Chatham-Wallaceburg (Ont), Ottawa, Sarnia, Leamington and throughout the Maritimes. It was Canada's third-largest CABLE-TELEVISION operator, with 16 cable systems in 20 Ontario municipalities, Maclean Hunter provided service to 715 000 subscribers in Ontario and the US. Other interests included book distribution, commercial printing, business forms, trade shows and specialized information services. Maclean Hunter was purchased by Rogers Communications in 1994 for a staggering $3.1 billion.