A decision made by the Parti Quebecois government days before the election call will give their political ally, Julie Snyder, new access to millions in tax credits.
Snyder publicly supported Pauline Marois during the 2012 election campaign and has campaigned for the PQ charter of values.
She had been previously shut out from collecting tax credits from SODEC, a government-run society.
La Presse newspaper says Pauline Marois' entourage and her minister Maka Kotto pressured for the change to happen as quickly as possible, despite SODEC's arguments against it.
Snyder's production company, Production J., had been blocked from gaining the credit because television networks are not allowed to collect the money, and she had been coupled with Pierre Karl Peladeau, who owns Quebecor.
Under the old rules, Snyder would have had to wait 24 months following her separation. Not anymore, says the paper, which says the recent decision represents millions of dollars for Snyder's company.
The new rules were announced on February 28th, less than a week before the election call.
Production J. denies that there was any political motives for the change. It argues that the company has always been independent from Quebecor and should be recognized as such.