CNW Group named as top-rated news communication supplier for federal government

    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - CNW Group, Canada's largest newswire and
communication service provider, achieved the highest standing in a process to
determine preferred news communication suppliers under a national Standing
Offer, issued by the department of Public Works and Government Services
(PWGSC), which at current volumes is estimated to be worth up to $5 Million
dollars over three years. The Standing Offer comprises news and photo
dissemination services as well as media database services.
    CNW Group's submission scored the highest amongst all companies who
participated, achieving a 99% technical rating (237 out of a total of
240 points) considering all technical criteria, including methodology, quality
control, transmission and turnaround time, media reach and industry
    "CNW is honoured to have been judged the best news and communication
services provider for the federal government," said Tom Enright, President and
CEO, CNW Group.
    CNW Group is the official newswire supplier for the vast majority of
federal departments and provincial and municipal governments across Canada,
including the governments of Quebec and Ontario. CNW Group's newswire and news
distribution network is also a formal and crucial element in the Ontario
Emergency Management Plan and Ontario Amber Alert and Alberta Amber Alert

    About CNW Group:

    CNW Group is Canada's leader in the distribution of time-critical news
and information. Founded in 1960, CNW is co-owned by U.S.-based PR Newswire
and U.K.-based PA Group and operates Canadian offices from coast-to-coast with
24-hour bilingual service. CNW communication services facilitate the flow of
news from Canadian organizations to their local, national, and global
audiences in the media and financial communities. CNW Group and CNW Telbec in
Quebec, offer a range of market-reaching services for IR professionals within
the CNX Marketlink suite and services designed to reach the media within the
Newsmaker suite.

For further information:

For further information: Laurie Smith, Director, Marketing & Corporate
Communications, CNW Group, Tel: (416) 863-5616, Cell: (416) 520-3083, Email:,

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