Billionaire media mogul seeks to lead Quebec separatists

Media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau announces he will seek the leadership of the Parti Quebecois, the standardbearer of a movement to split the province from the rest of CanadaMedia mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau announced Thursday he will seek the leadership of the Parti Quebecois, the standardbearer of a movement to split the province from the rest of Canada. Peladeau, 53, made the announcement in a speech to students at the University of Montreal. The majority shareholder of telecom giant Quebecor, which also controls 40 percent of newspapers and broadcast news in the mostly French-speaking province, only recently entered politics, winning a seat in Quebec’s legislature in April. At the same time, he shocked many by revealing his support for Quebec independence.

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