I am delighted to wish a very happy first birthday -- or bon anniversaire -- to HuffPost Quebec! And I am so proud of how much you've grown under the leadership of your Ă‰diteur et rĂ©dacteur en chef Patrick White, and the guidance of everyone at HuffPost Canada and, across the pond, Le Huffington Post in France.
So, to celebrate the occasion, I wanted to highlight some of the impressive accomplishments in your first year.
You've grown to nearly 315,000 UVs a month. Your coverage, in particular, of the May student riots and the election drove the conversation in Quebec and beyond. Your fabulous Art-de-vivre section, launched in August, already has 1.2 million page views. You're bringing HuffPost's values and voice to the people of Quebec, and -- just as important -- helping the people of Quebec tell their stories themselves.
So I want to say merci du fond du cĹ“ur to Patrick; Art-de-vivre editor Myreille Simard; senior editor Isabelle Marceau; reporter Patrick Bellerose; news editor Christian Duperron; and editors Myriam Lefebvre, Catherine Levesque and Geoffrey Dirat.
Once again, happy birthday HuffPost Quebec!
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