Canoë Inc.

Canoë Inc.

April 03, 2007 07:00 ET

Stefan St-Laurent Appointed General Manager of

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2007) - The Canoe Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan St-Laurent to the position of General Manager of, the leading housing aggregating portal in Quebec. This role is in addition to his function as General Manager of Canoe Classifieds.

"In his new duties, Mr. St-Laurent will be called on to extend's reach to the whole of Canada and increase its functionalities so that we can better respond to the demands of consumers, owners, developers and professionals in the housing industry," said Patrick Lauzon, Executive Vice President, Canoe Network.

Stefan St-Laurent holds an MBA from Universite du Quebec a Montreal. He has more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development and marketing. Mr. St-Laurent joined Canoe in 2006 as General Manager, Classified Ads. In that capacity, he demonstrated excellent managerial and analytic skills, and achieved top results. Mr. St-Laurent also applied his interpersonal skills and diplomatic talents to negotiate a number of partnerships and alliances.

Under Stefan St-Laurent's leadership, intends not only to broaden its scope, but also to increase its services. This housing website, one of the most complete on the market, offers users a sophisticated search engine and customizable functions for buying (open house and new listing alerts), selling or renting a home. Buyers also have access to mortgage calculators and a vast quantity of practical advice. In addition, the Home & Garden section covers a large range of information on renovating, decorating and gardening.

According to the comScore February 2007 Media Metrix survey (Total Canada, All locations), attracts 439,000 unique visitors per month, making it one of the top independent housing sites in the country.

Canoe Inc., a Canadian Internet leader, is an integrated company offering e-commerce, information and communication services and IT consulting. It owns the Canoe Network, which, according to the comScore January 2007 Media Metrix survey, attracts more than 7.8 million unique visitors per month in Canada, including more than 4.2 million in Quebec. The Canoe Network includes:,, La Toile du Quebec (, Canoe Money ( and, the TVA network site ( and the LCN site ( The Canoe Network also offers online services in the fields of employment and continuing education (, housing (, automobiles (, personals (, social networks ( and classified ads ( and and advertising solutions (

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