CanWest Global Communications Corp.

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CanWest Global Communications Corp. is a major Canadian media corporation. Canwest entered creditor bankruptcy protection in late 2009. wiki

Commonly referred to as CanWest, the company is owned by the Asper Family of Winnipeg. Its current CEO, Leonard Asper, is the son of CanWest's founder, the late Izzy Asper. [1]

CanWest has a number of subsidiaries including:


CanWest has been criticized for exercising too much central control of editorial policy at its subsidiaries. In addition, in 2007 Can West engaged in corporate expansion that flouts Canada's foreign ownership limits. It bought the 13 cable channels of Alliance Atlantis, including Showcase and History Television, in partnership with New York investment bank Goldman Sachs. [1]

Contact details

CanWest Global Communications Corp.
3100 CanWest Global Place, 201 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 3L7
Telephone: (204) 956-2025
Fax: (204) 947-9841

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External links


  1. "CanWest's Dominant Newspaper Ownership,"] McClean's Magazine, undated, accessed November 2007.


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