Canadian Magazine Industry News
21 April 2010,     TORONTO
Rita Silvan leaves Elle Canada
Rita Silvan has left Elle Canada as editor in chief, it was reported yesterday in a company e-mail that appeared on Torontolife.com’s The Informer.

The e-mail, from Transcontinental senior vice president of consumer magazines Francine Tremblay said she was writing to announce the departure of Silvan and thanked her for her contributions to the Elle brand. “In light of this, the economy and the maturity of the product, I have taken this opportunity to rethink our structure,” said Tremblay. “As part of this, it is with pleasure that I announce that Noreen Flanagan will be promoted to editor in chief, Elle Canada. Noreen has been part of the Elle Canada group since 2001, acting most recently as executive editor. In her capacity of executive editor, Noreen has been involved in all aspects of the magazine, including beauty, fashion, arts and entertainment.”

Silvan had been with Elle Canada, since 2001 as one of the founding members of the magazine. She has also appeared as a judge on Project Runway Canada.

Elle Canada is published monthly by Transcontinental Media and has a paid circulation of 130,000. Its annual Elle Event show is this Saturday, April 24 at The Carlu in Toronto.

— Val Maloney
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