CNW official newswire of L'Association de la presse francophone

    TORONTO, July 3 /CNW/ - CNW Group, Canada's largest news and information
distribution service for professional communicators, today announced it is the
"official newswire" of L'Association de la presse francophone.
    L'Association de la presse francophone is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to promoting the existence and vitality of the Francophone press
across Canada.
    "We are pleased to have CNW Group be the official newswire for
L'Association de la presse francophone. Because CNW Group is the most
comprehensive French Canadian media distribution network, we are confident
that our news will reach the Francophone news media," said Francis Potié,
Directeur general, L'Association de la presse francophone.
    "CNW is the leading source of full-text news in Canada since 1960. More
than 80 per cent of Canada's media companies use CNW to disseminate their own
corporate information, a fact that speaks not only to our credibility and
reliability in the news distribution business, but also to the long-standing
relationships CNW has built up over the years with Canada's journalism and
media organizations," said David Milliken, Senior Vice President, Media

    About L'Association de la presse francophone

    L'Association de la presse francophone (APF), founded in 1976, brings
together French language newspapers published from one end of Canada to the
other. Its mission is to unite, support, serve and represent these newspapers
and contribute to the development and influence of the francophone press, thus
promoting the vitality of Canada's Francophone and Acadian communities.
    Professional and vibrant, Francophone newspapers across Canada are
influential information tools, they are instruments of social cohesion, and
partnerships sources. They meet higher quality standards. Our network
currently includes five newspapers in the Atlantic provinces, thirteen in
Ontario, and five in the Western and Northern provinces and territories.
    APF, with its national office located in Ottawa, engages in lobbying and
promotion as well as supporting members through a news services, special
project management, professional development, an annual convention and an
awards gala to recognize excellence.

    About CNW Group

    Established in 1960, CNW Group is the Canadian expert in news and
information distribution services for professional communicators. CNW is part
of the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135
countries worldwide.
    CNW Group provides electronic distribution, targeting, monitoring,
translation, Webcast, broadcast and disclosure services to corporate,
government, association, labour, non-profit and other clients around the
world, helping them to connect with local and global audiences including the
news media, the investment community and the general public.
    CNW Group is co-owned by two news distribution powerhouses: PR Newswire,
based in New York City, USA and PA Group, based in London, UK.

For further information:

For further information: David Milliken, Senior Vice President, Media
Relations, CNW Group, (416) 863-5616,,

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