Péladeau firm holds National Assembly IT contracts

Quebecor subsidiary Nurun won $13.5-million in government contracts last year

photo: Nurun

An IT/marketing firm owned by PQ candidate Pierre Karl Péladeau's Quebecor won $13.5-million in Quebec government contracts last year, reports the Quebecor-owned Journal de Montréal this morning.

Péladeau is a majority shareholder in Quebecor, whose Nurun division has been handling IT projects for the National Assembly and several government ministries, including justice, international relations, education, economic development, municipal affairs, transport and others, reports Le Journal.

When contacted this afternoon by CJAD 800, Nurun vice-president and general manager Mario Daigle said he "has absolutely no comment to make" on his boss' possible conflict of interest, if Péladeau is indeed elected and appointed to cabinet.

The newspaper also reported on the nature of some of Nurun's work for the government: The firm created interactive consoles to, reportedly, highlight the "forbidding" or difficult work of the National Assembly's elected officials.

Responding to questions about conflicts of interest today, Premier Pauline Marois said the contracts are never granted for political reasons and Nurun had to have followed strict administrative proceedures.

(GIF source: cliqueduplateau.com)

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  1. Giorgio Corrado posted on 03/13/2014 04:18 PM
    PKP has a company collecting on a government contract and he is not in a conflict of interest ?! How many other Quebec government contracts are PKP's companies collecting on ?
  2. Jean Beattie posted on 03/13/2014 07:08 PM
    It may not have been a conflict of interest then, but if any further government contracts are awarded to Nurun, that will most certainly be a conflict of interest! As to my email address--I became a Videotron customer last October (2013) and signed on for a year. Should the PQ win this election, I will not only cancel my Videotron service, but I will most probably be leaving the province. I have no stomach for the turmoil that will take place in Quebec should it separate from the rest of Canada. It will be difficult enough to cope with the upheaval in the rest of the country, should that take place.
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