May 06, 2008 09:15 ET Executive Vice-President's Achievement Recognized by Canada's Top 40 Under 40™

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - is proud of the recognition of achievement by Executive Vice-President Patrick Lauzon who was named today a member of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ for 2007.

"Patrick's vision and effectiveness as a leader have made enormous contributions to the continuing success of our Internet and related ventures, and to the evolution of the broader online community," said Bruno Leclaire, President and CEO of Canoe Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media. "Patrick's years of experience focus his insights into the opportunities created by disruptive technologies and dynamic changes affecting businesses in today's connected, converging world."

At, Mr. Lauzon has led the development and growth of dynamic online media ventures that connect people and businesses. Mr. Lauzon's responsibilities extend to the online presence of Quebecor Media newspapers, magazines and TV and alignments such as Canoe's recent strategic partnership with Yahoo! Canada.

An active member of several leading industry associations, Mr. Lauzon is a past Chairman of Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada and a mentor to the IAB Quebec Council. He is a member of the board in several leading high tech companies and also serves as a mentor to some developing technology enterprises. Mr. Lauzon is active with the Fondation Noel au Printemps, a charitable group that provides financial and other help for sick children and their families.

Mr. Lauzon has more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and strategic relationships with clients in media, business development and Internet (IP and broadband).

Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ is a prestigious national award program, which annually honours 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors under the age of 40. Recipients were chosen from 1,500 nominees by 27 business leaders from across Canada on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth.


A subsidiary of Quebecor Media, is a leading local and national interactive media provider of news, entertainment and services, helping to inform and connect Canadians. The Canoe Network attracts over 8.8 million monthly visitors and includes, top information verticals like Cnews, Slam!, Jam! and Lifewise, as well as the Sun Media newspaper sites. also offers online services in the fields of employment and continuing education (, housing (, automobiles (, personals (, social networks (, classified ads ( and advertising solutions (

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