VIQ Solutions Inc.
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VIQ Solutions Inc.

January 08, 2007 17:30 ET

VIQ Solutions' Subsidiary Awarded Contract by Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—-(Marketwire – Jan. 8, 2007) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) announced today that Spark & Cannon Australasia Pty Limited ("Spark & Cannon"), the Corporation's wholly-owned Australian subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission ("WAIRC") for the provision of court recording and transcription services. The exclusive contract, which commenced on January 2, 2007, has a term of one year with three additional one-year terms. The contract is worth AUS $848,702 over the four-year contract term.

The WAIRC is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal established to dealwith industrial matters in the State of Western Australia by conciliation or, if necessary, arbitration. The main objective of the WAIRC is to prevent and settle industrial disputes.

"We are extremely pleased that the WAIRC has awarded this venerable contract to Spark & Cannon," said Gregory Farmer, General Manager of Spark & Cannon. "As the leaders in efficient transcription services in Australia, I am confident that Spark & Cannon will supply WAIRC with the highest level of service."

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is recognized as a global provider in the digital audio industry with innovative product and service-based solutions for voice-driven systems in the legal, medical, business, and government industries. VIQ Solutions provides an integrated range of digital record workflow solutions, including digital audio and video capture, workflow management software, transcription services, interactive electronic scheduling, and case management integration, all from one central, secure database.

About Spark & Cannon Australasia Pty Limited

A court reporting industry leader for over 40 years, Spark & Cannon offers efficient verbatim transcription to the courts. With a network of offices throughout Australia, Spark & Cannon serves legal customers in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania. Spark & Cannon boasts a growing list of satisfied customers, including the WA Ministry of Justice, Federal Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and numerous state-based courts and tribunals. For more information visit the Spark & Cannon website at www.sparkandcannon.com.au.

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