Huffington Post expands Canada editions

May 08, 2012
Patrick White, editor-in-chief of "Le Huffington Post Quebec", works in February 2012 in downtown Montreal. The AOL-owned Huffington Post news website said Tuesday it would expand its Canadian operations with regionally focused editions for Alberta and British Columbia.

The AOL-owned Huffington Post news website said Tuesday it would expand its Canadian operations with regionally focused editions for Alberta and British Columbia.

The move comes nearly a year after the launch of the Canada in May, 2011, and follows a February launch of the French-language site Le Huffington Post Quebec.

"The sites will feature HuffPost's signature mix of news, blogging, community and , to capture the unique cultures of both provinces," the group said in a statement.

There will be editorial teams based in the provinces and the sites will launch in late 2012.

"HuffPost Canada was our first international edition and has always had a special place in the HuffPost family," said , president and editor-in-chief of the group.

"More than one third of all Canadian traffic to Huffington Post sites is from western Canada, so regional expansion is a natural progression," said Graham Moysey, general manager of AOL Canada.

The was launched in the United States in 2005 and acquired by AOL in 2011.

It has editions in Britain and France, with deals in the works for Spanish and Italian operations. Additional editions are planned for Turkey, Germany and in Huffington's native Greece.

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Lex Talonis
1 / 5 (1) May 08, 2012
The Huffington Post is a wank, and AOL is even more so.

1 / 5 (1) May 09, 2012
Indeed we need this like we need FAUX News - The Huff Post parrots MSM - no need for that extra garbage here - we already have the CBC - CTV and Global that get there stories in the same place - press releases from the White House and Ottawa.

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