Prime Minister Stephen Harper applauds Canadian efforts during Corus'
Operation Haiti radiothon

Canadian Red Cross sees a 25% increase in contributions this afternoon

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - In an interview with Charles Adler on today's Operation Haiti radiothon featured on Corus' news-talk network, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, praised Canadians for their efforts in assisting the people of Haiti.

The Prime Minister also praised the efforts of the Canadian Armed Forces, recognized the Canadian and worldwide response to the people of Haiti and acknowledged the challenges that are being faced as the world reacts to this terrible tragedy.

"It was a great honour to have Prime Minister Stephen Harper join Corus Entertainment's Operation Haiti," said Doug Rutherford, Vice President, Western Radio, Corus Entertainment. "The incredible response to our Red Cross appeal from listeners across the Corus news-talk network made us all proud to be Canadians."

"The compassion and generosity of the Canadian public, government and business in response to the Haiti earthquake has been immediate and overwhelming," said Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "With three million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Haiti, we encourage more Canadians to join our donors in providing essential cash assistance to rapidly deliver aid, restore hope and invest in rebuilding Haiti's future."

Click here (http://stream1.corusent.com/Radio/Adler-PM_Harper.mp3) to listen to Charles Adler's interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Operation Haiti was broadcast live on air and online on the following Corus news-talk stations this afternoon: CKNW AM 980 (Vancouver), AM 770 (Calgary), 630 CHED (Edmonton), CJOB 68 (Winnipeg), AM640 Toronto Radio (Toronto), AM 900 CHML (Hamilton), AM980 (London) and AM 1220 (Cornwall).

Other non-Corus news-talk stations that also carried Operation Haiti included: C-FAX 1070 (Victoria), Radio NL (Kamloops), AM 1150 (Kelowna) and AM920 CKNX (Wingham).

CKNW AM 980, AM 770, 630 CHED, CJOB 68, AM640 Toronto Radio, AM 900 CHML, AM980 and AM 1220 are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: For further information: Magda Krpan, Communications Manager, Radio, (416) 530-5146, magda.krpan@corusent.com; Lorraine Zarb, Project Manager, Communications, (416) 583-2858, lorraine.zarb@corusent.com


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