Global National with Kevin Newman to Broadcast Live On-Location from Four Cities Across Southern Ontario


                   5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes)

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    VANCOUVER, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - As Ontario heads into a hotly contested
provincial election, Global National anchor and executive editor Kevin Newman
will lead his team on a four-day road trip across Southern Ontario,
broadcasting live and on-location from some of the communities that could be
most influential in determining voting results.
    This special series will focus on the communities that are major
contributors to the economic and cultural life of the province but that are
often overshadowed by the city of Toronto.
    "We wanted to showcase some of the emerging cities that are really making
an impact on the province's success," said Newman. "We're going to dig into
what these cities are doing to stay competitive in Canada. We have Oshawa
which is a city in transition, Barrie where its rapid growth has resulted in
major environmental concerns, Waterloo as the new intellectual capital of
Canada and London where we'll broadcast from the historic University of
Western Ontario to examine how universities are adapting in the 21st century."

    Global National On-Location:

    -  Tuesday, September 25 - Oshawa - location to be determined
    -  Wednesday, September 26 - Barrie - Barrie Marina on Kempenfelt Bay
    -  Thursday, September 27 - Waterloo - Centre for International
       Governance Innovation (CIGI)
    -  Friday, September 28 - London - University of Western Ontario in the
       Student Union Building

    During this road-trip week, Newman will also be joining many other
journalists and alumni members at his alma mater, the University of Western
Ontario, where he will be receiving the Professional Achievement Award at the
2007 Homecoming, which recognizes superior achievement in a professional
    Entering its seventh broadcast year since its inception in 2001, Global
National has grown to become Canada's most-watched national newscast(*)
surpassing both major competitors.
    Beginning early in 2008, Newman will anchor Global National's weekday
broadcast from CanWest's new digital newsroom - the country's most advanced
newsgathering facility based in the heart of the nation's capital, Ottawa.

    (*) Based on full 2006-07 season data, BBM Nielsen Media Research,
    August 28, 2006 - August 26, 2007, V2+ Total Canada, Monday to Friday.

    About Global National:

    Global National with Kevin Newman is Canada's most-watched national
newscast ( The multi-award-winning half-hour is
broadcast live seven days a week at 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes)
from its national news centre in Vancouver, B.C., with news bureaus and
correspondents in every major city in Canada, as well as Washington, D.C.
Global National provides an early evening national news alternative with a
distinctive voice and approach to the day's top stories.

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