Brian Mulroney to become new chairman of Quebecor

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is reportedly poised to assume greater responsibility at telecom and media giant Quebecor Inc.

The Globe and Mail says the company has disclosed in a corporate filing that Mulroney, 75, will be named board chairman at its annual meeting next month.

Pierre Karl Peladeau stepped down as chairman in March when he announced plans to enter politics.

Mulroney is currently vice-chairman of the board.

Peladeau was elected to the Quebec legislature in April and is considered a top candidate to take over the leadership of the Parti Quebecois.

The move could signal an attempt by Quebecor to put some distance between itself and Peladeau.

His political ambitions have been seen as hindering Quebecor's efforts to expand its cellular business outside Quebec.

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  1. clint posted on 05/29/2014 09:31 AM
    "The move could signal an attempt by Quebecor to put some distance between itself and Peladeau."
    Ya think ?.....I love when Videotron telemarketers call at suppertime now....I get to remind them why Mr. Peladeau will NEVER get my money.
  2. bobby posted on 05/29/2014 10:11 AM
    Don't fall for it folks... Even if Peladeau isn't there anymore he still owns all his shares so you would still be funding a separatist.

    Never thought i would be so pro Bell... Cut all Quebecor products guys.
    1. JPK posted on 05/30/2014 08:06 PM
      @bobby I won't even read the Sun newspapers anymore, all about principal, I use Telus and Shaw, Bell LOST my business years ago
  3. joeN posted on 05/29/2014 10:33 AM
    This is great news! Mulroney was instrumental in running into the ground the Iron Ore company (pun intended) maybe he will do the same for PKP's seperatist company.
    1. GT posted on 05/29/2014 07:52 PM
      @joeN I'm curious if the the door openings are big enough for Mulroney & PKP to walk through since their ego's are so big.
  4. SStM posted on 05/29/2014 01:00 PM
    This reminds me of the old days of TV Big Time "wrestling" Tag Team shenanigans.
  5. Joseph posted on 05/29/2014 01:04 PM
    At his age he should enjoy his retirement.
  6. Brian Moores posted on 05/29/2014 01:05 PM
    Reading this story brings to memory a quote Brian Mulroney once made referring to Bryce Mackasey........"There is no whore like an old whore" I think the shoe fits Mr. Mulroney.
    1. GT posted on 05/29/2014 07:50 PM
      @Brian Moores LOL... so appropriate!
    2. Rooster posted on 05/30/2014 12:21 PM
      @Brian Moores You stole my thunder. First thing that came in to my mind was that quote.
  7. JPK posted on 05/30/2014 07:58 PM
    Maybe vice-chair will be Karl-Hans Schreiber
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