Has Pierre Karl Peladeau's candidacy for the PQ created a boycott movement among anglophones?
Several people have contacted CJAD saying they and their friends are planning to switch cable and Internet providers due to the former Quebecor chairman's political allegiances.
The media giant counts Videotron among its stable of properties. And Peladeau's avowed commitment to an independent Quebec is infuriating some of his English-speaking customers.
Stephanie Huttman works at a Bell store in Cote des Neiges.
She says she hasn't seen lineups outside her store since the iPhone was introduced.
But her customers weren't there for a new product. They were there because they were dumping Videotron.
"My day began first thing this morning with two customers waiting outside the door at 9 o'clock to switch over their home services," she said. "They were adamant about switching. They insisted this was something that was extremely important to them because of the recent developments with Mr. Peladeau."
She says she and her three colleagues processed between 40 and 50 customers on Monday alone.
And that just about every one was there for political reasons.
Other irate ex-customers told CJAD that they are also going to get rid of Videotron and are trying to form a broader Videotron boycott.
In the interests of full disclosure, CJAD is owned by Bell Media.
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