Sun Media Corporation

Sun Media Corporation

April 27, 2007 17:04 ET

Sun Media Corporation: Toronto Sun Voted Newspaper of the Year in 2006

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 27, 2007) - The Toronto Sun has been voted Newspaper of the Year by the ethnocultural communities of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as determined by a survey conducted by Top Choice Awards Inc.

More than 5,600 business owners and consumers were polled by phone, online and at community events from January to March this year. The Toronto Sun won in the newspaper category with close to 50 per cent of the votes.

"We are delighted to see this validation of our community outreach efforts and commitment to the many cultures that make up this vibrant region," said Kin-Man Lee, Publisher and CEO of the Toronto Sun. "This award, based on a popular vote, confirms our strategy of increasing readership, particularly in the various communities in the GTA. We would like to thank our Sun readers, advertisers and staff for making the Sun the best newspaper."

Celebrating its third year of operations, Top Choice Awards Inc. conducts research and organizes events for the many cultural communities in the GTA, honouring local businesses and professionals that have, through high standards of quality, service, value and appearance, earned the trust and loyalty of their clients.

"Your outstanding performance has enhanced the living experience in the mega-city and for this there is no greater reward than the acknowledgement of the people," said Monica Couto, president of Top Choice Awards.

The Toronto Sun is published by Sun Media (Toronto) Corporation, a subsidiary of Sun Media Corporation, which is part of Quebecor.

Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. It has two operating subsidiaries, Quebecor World Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. Quebecor World is one of the largest commercial print media services companies in the world. Quebecor Media owns operating companies in numerous media related businesses: Videotron Ltd., the largest cable operator in Quebec and a major Internet Service Provider and provider of telephone and business telecommunications services; Sun Media Corporation, Canada's largest national chain of tabloids and community newspapers; TVA Group Inc., operator of the largest French language over the air television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels, and the English language over the air station Sun TV; Canoe Inc., operator of a network of English and French language Internet properties in Canada; Nurun Inc., a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia; companies engaged in book publishing and magazine publishing; and companies engaged in the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products, namely Archambault Group Inc., the largest chain of music stores in eastern Canada, TVA Films, and Le SuperClub Videotron Ltd., a chain of video and video game rental and retail stores. Quebecor Inc. has operations in 18 countries.

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  • Quebecor Inc.
    Luc Lavoie
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Office: 514-380-1974
    Mobile: 514-886-7665