Include Online Political Engagement in your Election Day Coverage - MySpace Canada available for e-day commentary, interview



    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - As the 40th general election loomed, pundits
everywhere predicted that this would be the election that was won or lost on
the internet. Although that may be true of the election happening in the
United States, unfortunately it's still "same old, same old" on the Canadian
political battlefield.
    Dave Stevens, General Manager for MySpace Canada, sees nothing but
opportunity for the Canadian political parties to more actively engage
Canadians online. As such, Dave would like to discuss the state of online
political engagement in Canada with you as part of your coverage on Election
Day, October 14th either by phone or live on television.
    "Unlike in the United States, the Canadian political parties are still
learning about the digital arena for politics," said Dave Stevens, General
Manager for MySpace Canada. "MySpace Canada has tools and membership to really
engage Canadians and allow them to put their hands on the issues impacting
themselves and their country. It's about beginning conversations online that
span the country, and reach the decision makers. We've encouraged the
political parties to get involved online, and some of them are starting to
listen."
    Elections 08 was launched on MySpace Canada Impact
(www.myspace.com/impactcanada) to serve as the pulse of Canadian politics
online this election season. Being leaders in online participation and
activism, Canadians need a virtual venue to engage each other and the
political parties on the hottest election issues of the day. Providing the
latest news, polls, videos, message boards and daily blog posts, MySpace
Impact Canada provides an updated, interactive forum for election discussion.
    MySpace Canada would also like to put you in touch with some of the
celebrity contributors to Elections 08 on MySpace Impact Canada to discuss the
state of online engagement this election. They include: David Suzuki, Jay
Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash, and representatives from the Liberal Party
of Canada.
    Contact us if you would like to book Dave Steven's time or if you would
like a statement from one of MySpace Impact's celebrity or political
contributors.

    
    About MySpace Impact
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    Impact Canada is a MySpace community dedicated to social justice and
cause-related awareness raising on MySpace. Following the mandate of
"Education, Inspiration and Empowerment," it serves as a resource for
Canadians seeking the information and tools they need to change the world. A
centralized hub for all organizations with a presence on MySpace, our partners
include The Suzuki Foundation, UNICEF, War Child, Y-Vote, and many more. Each
week Impact profiles a different organization or cause and features events
around the country where our users can get involved.

    
    About MySpace
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    MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle
portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a
positive impact on the world. MySpace has created a connected global community
by integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, e-mail, music
streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups,
college communities, and member forums. MySpace's international network
includes more than 30 countries including United States, Brazil, Canada, Latin
America, Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, India,
Japan, and New Zealand. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corp.
(NYSE:  NWS - News, NWS.A - News; ASX:NWS - News, NWSLV - News).





For further information:

For further information: Nicole Bilodeau, MySpace, (310) 435-0643,
nbilodeau@myspace.com; Sean McDonald, NATIONAL Public Relations, (416)
848-1385 (office), (416) 953-7696 (mobile), smcdonald@national.ca

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