Sun News Honcho Running for PQ


tay
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Péladeau said that it was with “enormous pride” that he agreed to join the PQ, adding that he believes in an independent Quebec and wants to give his children “a country that they can be proud of.”










Péladeau new star candidate for Parti Québécois (external - login to view)
 
El Barto
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My cousin worked for this guy , full of incentives and promises but will drop you like a hot potato before you know it.
 
BornRuff
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Will he take Sun News with him when he separates?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Will he take Sun News with him when he separates?

Why ? You always like a good debate . Where would you find your ammunition without faux news ?
 
Liberalman
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I wonder how Sun News will report this especially Sun TV
 
DaSleeper
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Sun News : Pierre Karl Peladeau to run for PQ, leaves Quebecor (external - login to view)
 
Cannuck
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Good spin by Mulroney
 
mentalfloss
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Didn't Harper just give Quebecor a big opportunity on the media bandwidth front?

Looks like the Separatists are taking the money and running.

No wonder helmet head scheduled a meeting with Mulcair.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Why ? You always like a good debate . Where would you find your ammunition without faux news ?

Emphasis on good debate. That never really seems to be the product of Sun News "reporting".
 
tay
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Free Canada...Let them go....................








In this morning's Globe and Mail, Bob Rae writes that -- as a general rule -- good businessmen don't make good politicians:




He is decidedly on the right wing of the political spectrum, and his management of the Quebecor empire has been controversial. For a Quebec public servant or trade unionist to vote for Mr. Péladeau is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. He will brook neither criticism nor opposition to whatever direction he decides, on his own counsel, needs to be taken. He says he wants a country, presumably so he can run it. The people who are going to be run should take heed.

Peladeau sounds a lot like a man named Harper.The fact that he says he is a committed separatist should. A vote for Marois will mean a vote for Peladeau.





Péladeau will be a game changer – but not the way the PQ hopes - The Globe and Mail
 
El Barto
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This guy had 14 lockouts to get the upper hand on the union. The PQ panders to the Union ... go figure ... so far things are getting rocky a bit for the PQ as they have to back pedal in their campaign. This star candidate is creating headaches for Marois.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

This guy had 14 lockouts to get the upper hand on the union. The PQ panders to the Union ... go figure ... so far things are getting rocky a bit for the PQ as they have to back pedal in their campaign. This star candidate is creating headaches for Marois.

Good point. I think what the PQ has overlooked is that they attract two kinds of votes: sovereignist and moderate left. They forgot about the second.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

Good point. I think what the PQ has overlooked is that they attract two kinds of votes: sovereignist and moderate left. They forgot about the second.

Peladeau came to the scene with his fist raised ... separation.. got Marois going along . Now she is talking about the economy and accusing the other party leaders bring up separatist... Either marois has a short term memory problem or she thinks the population has one.
 
tay
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Péladeau ramps up personal remake ahead of leadership race






Suddenly Pierre Karl Péladeau is everywhere.


Following up on his Facebook campaign to soften his image as a cold-hearted media baron, Péladeau now is cranking his personal remake up a notch further just as the Parti Québécois leadership race is about to be kicked off.


And his opponents have taken notice and started to gang up on him.


"I understand he's taken a 180-degree turn and has become almost a Marxist-Leninist, but I'm not certain Mme. Ouellet and Laviolette are buying Pierre Karl Péladeau's new line," remarked Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault Wednesday.


Vachon MNA Martine Ouellet is a member of the PQ left wing as is Marc Laviolette, a union leader.


Legault knows something about what Péladeau is trying to do. Both are former businessmen who tried to graft themselves to the PQ, a party which prides itself on its social-democratic roots.


Legault's advice to Péladeau Wednesday was simple: good luck with that.


But an hour later, there was Péladeau rising in the legislature for the first time in weeks to complain about the Couillard government's austerity agenda.


"Austerity is not a vision," Péladeau said targeting Treasury Board President Martin Coiteux during question period. "Will the government table a real economic development strategy this fall? Yes or No."


Péladeau made similar remarks to Le Devoir over the weekend in an interview he himself solicited in his remake process. He accused the government of "crying wolf" over the state of Quebec's finances and indiscriminately taking a chainsaw to the machine.


"He's only working on spending, not on revenues," a suddenly chatty Péladeau told reporters on his way into a PQ caucus.


He responded to Coiteux who said his comments to Le Devoir were "irresponsible," by saying Quebec's approach seems to be attacking the most vulnerable parts of society.


Asked if he's changing his philosophy to more to the left, Péladeau said: "The line I am advancing is the line of Quebec."




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Péladeau ramps up personal remake ahead of leadership race
 
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Pierre Karl Péladeau was doing so well. And then the Sphinx of Saint-Jérôme spoke.


Without saying anything, Péladeau had been running away with the Parti Québécois leadership race before it officially started.


The only apparent threat to him, Gilles Duceppe, had withdrawn his name from consideration (external - login to view) in May. The latest poll on the PQ leadership (external - login to view), conducted last week, gave Péladeau a commanding lead over the remaining potential candidates in popularity among the party’s supporters.


The first-term member of the National Assembly for Saint-Jérôme had opened up that lead without exposing his positions. The lead allowed him to be patient, to hang back and let his rivals commit themselves, to try to get attention.


There was no rush anyway, since the race hadn’t even officially started, and the leadership election wouldn’t be held until next spring. And Péladeau’s refusal to commit himself allowed PQ members to project their hopes onto him, to believe that he was whatever they wanted him to be.


His silence was working. And then, before he needed to, he broke it.


Following the publication last Saturday of the latest poll results giving him a 46-percentage-point lead among PQ supporters, Péladeau’s staff approached selected newspapers with offers of interviews with him on Monday.


The resulting stories suggest that the “interviews” were as tightly controlled as the ones movie stars give to television “infotainment” shows to plug their new films. If the reporters were allowed to ask Péladeau questions about anything other than what he wanted to talk about, it wasn’t apparent.


And what he wanted to talk about was the Liberal government’s austerity program, as the pretext to position himself at the starting line before the PQ race officially begins.


Before he entered last April’s general elections, Péladeau firmly established a reputation as a right-winger who was anti-big-government as well as anti-union.


Under his hands-on management, the Québecor media that he still owns launched a relentless campaign for cuts in public spending, under the heading “Le Québec dans le rouge” ­— Quebec in the Red — that still continues (external - login to view).


That placed him well to the right of the PQ and much of its membership.


Yet in his interviews this week, he presented himself as a progressive as well as a nationalist. He defended the “Quebec model” of government and its generous social programs against what he called the Couillard government’s “ideological” agenda to deny Quebec’s history and identity.


Before he entered active politics, he called for cuts in public spending in order to lower taxes. His media still do.


In his interview with Le Devoir (external - login to view), however, he made the opposite case. While Quebecers pay higher taxes, they enjoy more public services in return, said, adopting a familiar argument of the province’s left before turning it into a question of identity:


“It’s the choice Quebec has made historically. And it’s clear that’s not what the Couillard government wants to do. It says we’re going to be a province like the others. That’s not Quebec’s history. You can’t wipe the table clean of what happened before.”


Thus Péladeau made a soaring leap to the left, a grand jeté (external - login to view) worthy of a Baryshnikov.


It’s dangerous for a politician with a firmly established position to make such a leap, especially on the verge of an election campaign. The leap is so abrupt and so far, and the motives behind it so transparent, that it can raise doubts about the politician’s sincerity, making him appear to be an opportunist, and untrustworthy.


And if he is capable of making such a leap to one side before the election, then he can make another to the opposite side afterward.




Don Macpherson: Pierre Karl Péladeau’s grand jeté to the left (external - login to view)
 
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François Lisée to Pierre Karl Péladeau: Dump your Québecor shares






Lisée called the issue a ticking time bomb, saying that even the appearance of a conflict of interest could bring the PQ down.


Péladeau refused to address the issue yesterday — except on Facebook (external - login to view), where he said he would not sell the Québecor shares left to him by his late father and the founder of Québecor, Pierre Péladeau.


He later made the same statement on Saturday during the PQ meeting in Sherbrooke, Que.




Jean-François Lisée to Pierre Karl Péladeau: Dump your Québecor shares - Montreal - CBC News
 
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