A source for the Globe and Mail says Pierre Karl Peladeau has remained actively involved in the opperations of Quebecor, despite having resigned as the company's CEO last year.
The newspaper says Peladeau's lines of influence within the company are still blurred, and that Brian Mulroney may be stepping in to put an end to it.
Peladeau had resigned all his positions within Quebecor when he entered politics and has repeatedly said he'd put his shares in a blind trust, though he remains a controlling shareholder.
But, an anonymous source has told the Globe and Mail that Peladeau is still pulling strings within the company.
The paper says this is one of the reasons his replacement, Robert Dépatie, resigned last month.
Amir Khadir, an MNA with Quebec Solidaire, says he believes Peladeau is trying to mask the situation "to convey the perception that he's no longer in charge, but it’s evident that he is in charge."
Brian Mulroney is supposed to become chair of the company next month and reportedly intends to put an end to Peladeau's influence.
The Parti Quebecois says the story is the opinion of an anonymous source, and that PKP is no longer running the company.
A call to Quebecor was not returned.