CanWest Global Communications Corp. contributes more than $1.3 million to United Way

    WINNIPEG, June 8 /CNW/ - CanWest Global Communications Corp. along with
its employees across Canada have collectively donated more than $1.3 million
to the annual United Way campaign in 2006, surpassing all previous years'
    "CanWest has a long-standing tradition of supporting the United Way, and
it's one that our employees truly embrace with our annual fundraising campaign
and employee contributions," said Leonard Asper, President and CEO, CanWest
Global Communications Corp. "One of our core values at CanWest is to 'Give
back to the Community' and once again our employees have clearly demonstrated
their strong community spirit. Every year we raise the bar with our support of
the United Way, and every year we reach beyond that goal."
    The United Way campaign is one of CanWest's largest charitable yearly
events and is supported by all CanWest properties across Canada. Employee
contributions, corporate donations and local fund-raising events collectively
contribute to increasing yearly employee participation and campaign results.
    Our company's 2006 contribution was honoured this year in the United
Way's annual 'Thanks a Million' national campaign. CanWest was among
65 organizations to achieve this prestigious recognition.

    CanWest Global Communications Corp. (, (TSX: CGS
and CGS.A) an international media company, is Canada's largest media company.
In addition to owning the Global Television Network, CanWest also owns,
operates and/or holds substantial interests in Canada's largest publisher of
daily newspapers, and conventional television, out-of-home advertising,
specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations and networks in Canada,
New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United

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