|By Marketwire .||
|June 22, 2012 12:42 PM EDT||
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/22/12 -- It is with great regret that Sun Media Corporation is today compelled to announce the closure of the Montreal Mirror. The current edition of the free English-language cultural weekly will be its last.
The growing popularity of digital media and communications has irremediably changed the context in which free cultural weeklies operate, bringing about economic challenges which have unfortunately compromised The Mirror's viability.
The closure will result in the layoff of seven employees and the transfer of two more into other parts of the corporation.
Sun Media Corporation sincerely wishes to thank these employees who contributed to making the Mirror a true Montreal cultural and journalistic institution.
Sun Media Corporation
Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is Canada's largest newspaper publisher, based on the circulation of paid and free newspapers, publishing over 15.1 million copies each week. With 36 paid-circulation daily newspapers and 6 free dailies in 9 of the 10 largest urban markets in Canada, each with its own dedicated website, and almost 200 community newspapers, shopping guides and other specialty publications, Sun Media Corporation's English and French language newspapers and websites make it a leading provider of local news and information. Sun Media Corporation regroups the activities of Osprey Media and Canoe.ca, an integrated enterprise offering e-commerce, information and communication services that operates a network of Internet portals that attracts 10.5 million unique visitors per month in Canada, including 5.7 million in Quebec. Sun Media Corporation also provides a range of commercial printing and related services as well as distribution services for newspapers, flyers and magazines.
J. Serge Sasseville
Corporate and Institutional Affairs
Quebecor Media Inc.