About True Progress
The first issue of True Progress was published on 4 February 1881. Its editor was C.B. McNeill who had, until January of 1881, been the editor of the Liberal-Conservative Summerside Progress. The Liberal-Conservatives supported the Conservative party but favoured free trade. Mr. McNeill was fired when W.A. Brennan, the proprietor of the Conservative Summerside Journal, purchased the Progress at the beginning of 1881. The ousted Mr. McNeill, protesting the change in the Progress's politics, founded a rival newspaper, True Progress which was published in Charlottetown. The first issue of this newspaper devoted itself to the criticism of the Summerside Progress and its editor. Whether or not any further issues of True Progress were published is unknown.