March 17, 2014
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#24 The Notorious P.K.P.
Media King, Separatist Billionaire

Synopsis:

Pierre Karl Peladeau is an old-fashioned Media Baron, fully controlling much of the music, publishing, and news industries in Quebec. As journalist Martin Patriquin tells it, he is also a vindictive and powerful enemy of those who cross him or ask the wrong questions. Now, he is also a politician, with a sovereign Quebec as his goal.

Guest:

Martin Patriquin (link)

Links:

The King of Quebec: Marty’s Macleans feature on P.K.P. (link)

And his new cover story on Peladeau’s PQ candidacy (link)

People mentioned: 

Pierre Karl Peladeau, Brian Mulroney, Pierre Curzi, Louis Morissette, Sylvain Lafrance

Topics discussed:

Who is Pierre Karl Peladeau? Why is he so powerful in Quebec? Why is he so difficult to write about? What has he done to his enemies? Why did he launch Sun News TV? Why did he come out as a Separatist? What’s his goal in entering politics? What does it matter to the rest of Canada? Can he win?

 

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