How Sweet It is: James Taylor throws his support behind Canwest Raise-a-Reader Concert Series



    WINNIPEG, March 17 /CNW/ - Canwest Global Communications Corp. announced
today that legendary musician and storyteller James Taylor will lend his
support for literacy through the Canwest Raise-a-Reader Concert Series.
Partial proceeds from ticket sales to his upcoming "James Taylor and his Band
of Legends Tour", on sale beginning today, will go to Canwest Raise-a-Reader
to benefit local literacy groups in Canadian communities.
    Taylor's tour is in support of his latest album, One Man Band, and
includes 32 dates and the first Canadian tour stops in over five years.
Current Canadian cities include: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Saskatoon,
Edmonton, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. Taylor who is a multi-Grammy
Award-winning, platinum-selling member of both the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, will tour with a band of musical all-stars.
    David Asper, Executive Vice-President of Canwest Global Communications
Corp. and Chairman, National Post said, "The man is a musical icon with a long
history of lending his voice to good causes. It is no surprise that the
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences named him the 2006 MusiCares
Person of the Year. We're very appreciative of his latest undertaking to
support our national literacy cause in Canada."
    Taylor now joins Michael Bublé and Anne Murray, Canadian superstars who
have lent their considerable talent and generosity to the Canwest
Raise-a-Reader Concert Series since its launch in the fall of 2007.
    The Concert Series has had the ongoing support of exclusive sponsor
Assante Wealth Management. Assante has been a major sponsor of Raise-a-Reader
since 2004 and with this series has provided additional funding dedicated to
raising awareness of literacy across Canada.

    Canwest Global Communications Corp. (www.canwestglobal.com), (TSX: CGS
and CGS.A,) an international media company, is Canada's largest media company.
In addition to owning the Global Television Network, Canwest is Canada's
largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and owns, operates
and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home
advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and radio stations and
networks in Canada, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United
Kingdom and the United States.





For further information:

For further information: Lynne Munro, Vice President, Community and
Public Relations, Canwest Global Communications Corp., (204) 956-2025

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