A multimillionaire resigns from a hard job to go back to the family boardroom, and the media calls him courageous.
The onetime union-busting head of Quebecor is defending the right to strike. But will cozying up to students work in his favour?
As the frontrunner for leadership of the Parti Quebecois, Pierre Karl Péladeau’s recent heckling of indie rock band Groenland was perhaps a short-sighted PR move.
Scavenging hedge-fund investors, weasel-wording execs and a certain newspaper baron/PQ leadership hopeful have pretty much killed print media in this country.
This week, the Journal de Montréal ran two pieces highlighting anglo and franco Quebecers’ lack of familiarity with certain aspects of one another’s cultures — namely, celebrities. But while you may not know who Marie-Mai is, the name Pierre Karl Péladeau ought to be familiar to you.
A restored version of Jean-Claude Lauzon’s 1987 film was screened this week, prefaced by a self-congratulatory spectacle feat. tiresome/hateful local media figures. Eugh.
Between proposing a toothless commission to take stock of last year’s student protests and appointing Pierre Karl Péladeau head of Hydro-Quebec, the PQ has been making some really questionable choices.
Um, hello? Does anyone else find it ironic that three megacorporations in their own right are up in arms about another megacorporation getting even more megacorporatey?
It seems like just yesterday that I was writing a regular rant about the state of politics and society for an alt weekly, but I have to admit that it’s been over 15 years. And, unfortunately, the little that has changed since 1996 has changed for the worse. Jean Charest was a rising young star […]