Huffington Post Canada launches with Elizabeth May, David Suzuki, cleavage
The latest entrant into Canada’s digital news world launched this morning, bringing the love child of Arianna Huffington and AOL across the 49th parallel. So far, the content on The Huffington Post Canada is pretty much what we’d expect, based on its American sibling. Some of the brightest lights in Canadian media are there—notably, the ones that either don’t need money or need publicity more than money—including David Suzuki, the Kielburger brothers, Elizabeth May and editor-at-large Heather Reisman.
Our favourite item so far is May’s first piece, which we think is kind of adorable. In “If I Were Prime Minister…” she details all the things she would do if her party had won 154 more seats in the House of Commons than it actually did on May 2. Aside from that, the website is a mix of celebrity, politics and the occasional glimpse of flesh. This morning, sultry pictures of January Jones and Beyoncé bracketed a photo of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, meaning that any horny adolescents who stumbled across HuffPoCa were probably more than a little confused.
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