Statement by Leonard Asper, President and CEO of CanWest Global Communications Corp.

    WINNIPEG, June 21 /CNW/ - CanWest Global Communications Corp. President
and CEO Leonard Asper today issued the following statement on the passing of
the Honourable Peter M. Liba:

    Manitobans, and indeed Canadians, have lost a truly great man. His
contributions to his community, his province and his country were immense.
    Peter Liba was a pillar on which CanWest Global was founded and we were
fortunate to have had the benefit of his insight, experience and dedication
over the many years with our Company. He was a valued advisor and friend.
    On behalf of both the employees of CanWest and the entire Asper family, I
extend our heartfelt personal sympathies to his wife Shirley and the Liba

    Mr. Liba was Chairman of CanWest MediaWorks Income Fund. On behalf of the
Fund, President and CEO Peter Viner joined Mr. Asper in expressing condolences
to the Liba family.

    About CanWest Global Communications Corp.

    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

    About CanWest MediaWorks Income Fund

    CanWest MediaWorks Income Fund (TSX: CWM.UN; is an
unincorporated, open-ended trust that holds an approximate 26% equity interest
in CanWest MediaWorks Limited Partnership, which is the largest publisher of
newspapers in Canada, as measured by paid circulation, readership and revenue.
    The assets within the Limited Partnership comprise ten major metropolitan
daily newspapers serving nine Canadian cities - Vancouver Sun, The Province
(Vancouver), Ottawa Citizen, The Gazette (Montreal), The Edmonton Journal,
Calgary Herald, The Windsor Star, Times-Colonist (Victoria), Leader Post
(Regina), and Star Phoenix (Saskatoon), together with 23 community daily,
weekly and bi-weekly publications. The assets also include online properties,,, and related websites.
    CanWest MediaWorks Limited Partnership is 74% owned by CanWest Global
Communications Corp. (, an international media company
listed on the TSX (trading symbols: CGS and CGS.A) and Canada's largest media
company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers, and 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: Deb Hutton, SVP Corporate Communications, (416)

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