Le Téléjournal is the umbrella title used for the television newscasts aired on the Radio-Canada broadcast network. Le Téléjournal has been used since 1970 as the title of the network’s flagship newscast, originating from Montreal, Quebec, and considered the French language equivalent of the English CBC’s The National.
Other local and national newscasts airing on Radio-Canada adopted variants of the Téléjournal title beginning in the early 2000s. Local newscasts on Radio-Canada stations, previously known as Ce Soir, are also now branded as Le Téléjournal, usually followed by the name of the city or region, e.g. Le Téléjournal/Québec on CBVT-DT in Quebec City. The Montreal program is now known as Le Téléjournal Grand Montréal 18h.
The network’s national midday newscast, previously Le Midi and L’heure du midi, was also renamed Le Téléjournal/Midi in the early 2000s. In 2006, its breakfast newscast, Matin Express, was rebranded as Le Téléjournal/matin.