Tag Archives: Pauline Marois

Is Pierre Karl Péladeau the PQ’s Winning Asset?

pierre-karl-peladeau

THE QUEBEC ELECTION campaign became a bit more interesting this week with the entry of Pierre Karl Péladeau, of Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. and Sun Media Corporation. Mr. Péladeau is well-known as the owner of a global telecommunications empire that includes many assets, both within and without Quebec. Now he wishes to be known, goodness knows why, as an aspiring Parti Québécois politician. He’s considered an aggressive and iron-fisted businessman, and no one doubts the nature of his new ambition, to become the President of the Nation of Quebec, as well as the king of Quebec media.

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It’s Team Multiculturalism vs. Team Integration in Quebec

Quebec and multi-culturism

IT’S SLIPPERY on that field where we kick around notions of respect and tolerance. The teams in Quebec’s match of the turbans, which I’ll call Team Multiculturalism and Team Integration, each make valid points. They are also punting to the stands, not to the actual goal.

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When it comes to provincial politics, we hate the players…and the game

Canada and politics

OVER A LUNCH with the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Shawn Atleo, I had a conversation last week in North Bay about Idle No More and social media. A thread which ran throughout our discussion was anger — in particular the anger of native people, much of which is directed toward the federal government of Canada.

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