reply to HeadSpinning
Re: And now a message from our dark overlords
said by HeadSpinning:Actually, PK Peladeau is one of the ones doing it. He's just not as successful at it as Bell.
Oh, I agree that their motivations are NOT what they say, and they're against consolidation simply because they're not the ones doing it.
His Quebecor Inc. company owns Videotron (internet service, cable TV distribution, wireless phone, movie rental/distribution), Sun Media, Sun News, QMI Media, TVA (one of the two main private TV networks in Quebec), TVA Publications (70 magazines), Musicor (record production company), Distribution Select (record distribution company), Archambault (record retail and web store), 16 book editing and distribution companies, CEC, the largest editor of school books in Quebec.
Plus they have plans to buy an NHL team and establish their own, new, sports TV channel.
BTW none of this, except the French newspaper/magazine business, was actually built by Quebecor. PKP has just preyed on successful Quebec companies, brought them to their knees by organizing deliberate attacks against them, only to buy them off at their lowest and gutting them of what made them successful to begin with only to keep their well-respected name.
In other words, he's trying to be Bell. Except Bell is better at it than he is.