A French-language edition of The Huffington Post will launch in Quebec early next year, following the successful debut of our Canadian edition just six months ago.

Le Huffington Post Québec, based in Montreal, will begin publishing in 2012.

The announcement was made by Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of HPMG, at the International Women in Digital Media Summit in Stratford, Ont.

The Huffington Post Canada has seen double-digit growth since it launched in May, with more than 1.8 million unique visitors a month, according to comScore. More than 200,000 unique visitors from Quebec frequent the Canadian site, up 26 per cent since it launched.

Le Huffington Post Québec is the second French-language edition to be announced, following the recent launch of Le Huffington Post France, slated to go live by year's end.

HPMG has more 20,000 bloggers. Notable Canadian contributors include David Suzuki, Romeo Saganash, Conrad Black, Kevin O'Leary, Jessica Stam, Elizabeth May, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Peter Worthington and Maude Barlow.

(This post was originally posted on The Huffington Post Canada)