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CTV Montreal, known to generations of Montrealers by its call letters CFCF, was the first private television station in Quebec.

It launched on January 20, 1961, and was one of the founding partners in the CTV network. Since the station launched more than half a century ago, it has been the top-rated English language television station in the province of Quebec.

Its award-winning flagship newscast, CTV News at 6 with anchor Mutsumi Takahashi, dominates the ratings, as does CTV News at 5 with Paul Karwatsky.

In 2016, Takahashi celebrated her 30th year as the station’s Chief News Anchor, an achievement honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada.

The station prides itself on its close connection to the community it serves, with on-air personalities and other staff members committed to a wide range of activities, charities and local initiatives that make Montreal a better place for all its citizens.

CTV Montreal News serves Quebec’s minority anglophone population with in-depth news coverage seven days a week.

On weekdays, we broadcast three and half hours of news daily, from 12-1pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm and 11:30pm-12am.

Weekend News, with anchor Tarah Schwartz, airs Saturdays and Sundays from 6-7pm and 11:30pm-12am.

For live, local, breaking news coverage, Quebecers turn to CTV Montreal for reliable, credible and comprehensive news coverage. Our website is a leading source of news coverage around the clock.