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Press Release
For immediate release


Montreal, Quebec, June 10, 2010 – Quebecor Media Inc. and Sun Media Corporation are pleased to announce the appointment of David Akin as Sun Media National Bureau Chief in Ottawa, and Brian Lilley as a Senior Correspondent.

David Akin has had a 25-year career in both print and television. At CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, Mr. Akin received a Gemini Award for his reporting. While working for The Globe and Mail, Mr. Akin received a National Newspaper Award citation of merit. He was also a member of the inaugural staff of National Post. Most recently, Mr. Akin was the National Affairs Correspondent for Canwest News Service.
In addition to his work in traditional media platforms, Mr. Akin has also been a pioneer in digital platforms. A blogger for almost a decade, Mr. Akin’s On The Hill is one of the Top 15 most-read political blogs in the country and, last year, Mr. Akin was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Ottawa” by the Hill Times.

Brian Lilley is a veteran broadcaster having spent the last decade in major market radio across Canada. In addition to work in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, Brian has spent the last five years as Ottawa Bureau Chief for Canada’s largest private radio broadcaster. While working with heritage news/talk radio stations like Newstalk 1010 in Toronto and CJAD in Montreal, Brian has brought Canadian politics to the ears of millions of listeners across Canada.

His time in Ottawa has also been marked by original news stories, off-beat analysis and one on one interviews with all major party leaders including the Prime Minister.

Quebecor Media and Sun Media Corporation would like to thank Kathleen Harris for her leadership as Bureau Chief. Ms. Harris will continue to play an important role in the Sun Media National Bureau.