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Metro Ottawa has once again eclipsed the Ottawa Sun to become the capital’s second-most read daily newspaper.

Bernard Rudny and Claire Demerse read a copy of Metro Ottawa outside the World Exchange Plaza during lunch time on Wednesday.

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Bernard Rudny and Claire Demerse read a copy of Metro Ottawa outside the World Exchange Plaza during lunch time on Wednesday.

Metro Ottawa has once again eclipsed the Ottawa Sun to become the capital’s second-most read daily newspaper.

Metro Ottawa has 130,000 weekday print readers – moving ahead of the Sun’s 118,000. The Ottawa Citizen has 193,000 weekday print readers.

This latest study by Vividata – the media industry’s organization that measures print and digital audiences in Canada – was conducted between July 2015 and June 2016.

“The plan for Metro is to continue to be a local voice,” said Sandy MacLeod, chief operating officer for print for the Star Media Group.

“Local people, local faces, local events. To be real to the city that we’re in.”

Across the country, Metro has 1.68 million daily print readers. It is the No. 3 most-read print paper in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton; the No. 2 paper in Winnipeg and Toronto and is now the No. 1 paper in Halifax.

Cathrin Bradbury, Metro’s vice-president and editor-in-chief, said Metro is well placed to be the voice of Canada’s urban centres.

“Metro is in the right place at the right time: we’re young, we’re local, we’re people-driven, we’re optimistic,” she said. “We’re a paper that tackles issues that people in cities care about, and looks for solutions.”

Metro thanks our readers for reading, sharing and commenting on our stories and helping us explore the issues that matter to you. Please help us to become even better by telling us what you think at ottawa@metronews.ca.

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