PKP remains active in Quebecor management, says media report

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.

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  1. First Up Jack posted on 05/29/2014 05:07 PM
    Typically pig. Gets PQ party salary. Which is pocket change for him .But still wants his cake at Quebecor. This conflict of interest males him a good minister. Corrupt politician too. Let's check his finances. Internal audit on this joker is needed.
  2. GT posted on 05/29/2014 07:56 PM
    He can't ride a bike, has foot in mouth disease (thank god) and his muppets run the Quebecor Media what does he really bring to the table?
  3. More BS posted on 05/29/2014 10:46 PM
    Another perfect example of how the pq lives by one set of rules but holds others to
    a different set of rules.
  4. Joe posted on 05/29/2014 11:08 PM
    Did you actually a person that thrives on bossing and dominating everything in his life would actually would just sit there in the nosebleed section and watch the proceedings of the Provincial Assembly having to raise his hand the either speak or go to the bathroom. So this is way to keep his I am in charge attitude, and feed his ego.
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