Two New Community Newspapers Launched in Ottawa by CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc.



    OTTAWA, April 23 /CNW/ - CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. announced
today the latest expansion to its Community Publishing portfolio with the
introduction of two new community newspapers in Ottawa. The Now EMC Ottawa
East and The Now EMC Ottawa-Orléans will publish their first editions
Thursday, April 26, 2007.
    "With the launch of The Now EMC Ottawa East and The Now EMC
Ottawa-Orléans, CanWest will engage readers in these communities with
relevant, local content in an attractive easy to read format," said Maurice
Perron, newly appointed General Manager of the two Now EMC publications.
"Advertisers will benefit from CanWest's exceptional flyer distribution
services and will have the opportunity to specifically target Ottawa's east
end or reach the entire National Capital Region, Canada's fourth largest
market."
    Distributed each week on Thursdays in the Ottawa Citizen or in Flyer
Force packages, The Now EMC Ottawa East and The Now EMC Ottawa-Orléans will
focus on news and information relevant to the specific neighbourhoods of
Ottawa east of Kent Street and Orleans, respectively.
    With the introduction of these latest community newspapers into the
Ottawa market, CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. welcomes a new strategic
marketing and operational alliance with the EMC "Your Community Newspaper,"
published by Performance Printing. Through the alliance, the two new
publications will join the EMC network, which includes 14 additional weekly
editions serving 12 communities.
    "The Now EMC Ottawa East and The Now EMC Ottawa-Orléans, the two newest
members of the CanWest publishing family, are an example of CanWest's ongoing
commitment to developing our community publishing division," said Rob
Leuschner, President, CanWest Community Publishing, which is a division of
CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. and includes 25 community publications
throughout Canada. "Our focus is to provide the Canadian communities we serve
with the local coverage they want to see."

    The Now EMC Ottawa East and The Now EMC Ottawa-Orléans readers will find
the following information in the inaugural editions:

    
    -  community focused news and information;
    -  updates and results on community sports;
    -  automotive, food and health and fitness articles written by local
       columnists;
    -  what's happening in the community this week;
    -  community classifieds;
    -  weekly flyers from local retailers.
    

    About CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc.
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    CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. is the largest publisher of
newspapers in Canada, as measured by paid circulation, readership and revenue,
with ten major metropolitan daily newspapers serving nine Canadian cities,
including: Vancouver Sun, The Province (Vancouver), Ottawa Citizen, The
Gazette (Montreal), The Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, The Windsor Star,
Times-Colonist (Victoria), Leader Post (Regina), Star Phoenix (Saskatoon),
together with 25 community daily, weekly and bi-weekly publications, and a
one-third interest in the Metro Ottawa and Metro Vancouver, free commuter
dailies.
    CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. is 74% indirectly owned by CanWest
Global Communications Corp, (NYSE:   CWG; TSX: CGS and CGS.A,
www.canwestglobal.com), and 26% indirectly owned by the CanWest MediaWorks
Income Fund (TSX: CWM.UN; www.cwmincomefund.com). CanWest Global
Communications Corp., an international media company, is Canada's largest
media company. The Company also owns, operates and/or holds substantial
interests in free-to-air and subscription-based television networks,
out-of-home advertising, web sites, and radio stations and networks in Canada,
New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Turkey, the United States and the United
Kingdom.





For further information:

For further information: Tammy Bender, PR Manager, (416) 442-2177,
tbender@canwest.com

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