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Just For Laughs reportedly sold to American company

A deal has just been closed on the sale of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

According to Cogeco Nouvelles, the Juste Pour Rire Group has been sold to American company ICM Partners for a price in the tens of millions of dollars. 195 more words

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PQ will 'have its hands full' if Peladeau returns to politics: Couillard

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says the Parti Québécois (PQ) will “have its hands full” if media magnate Pierre Karl Péladeau decides to run in the upcoming provincial election. 252 more words

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Quebecor claims rights over sale of embattled Just For Laughs comedy festival

Media giant Quebecor Inc. is claiming the embattled Montreal-based Just For Laughs company cannot be sold without its consent.

Quebecor (TSX;QBR.B) filed a request for an injunction in Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday demanding its 2012 partnership deal with the comedy festival be respected. 195 more words

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Péladeau calls for end to 'taxation inequality' with foreign internet companies

Quebecor president and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau railed against what he described as an unfair system of taxation, which privileges foreign companies at the expense of those based in Quebec, in a speech to the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain on Tuesday. 372 more words

Business

Re: Ça se présente mal pour le retour du hockey à Québec

The following post is in French. It’s my response to the following article in the journal Les Affaires. M. René Vezina, a great journalist that is known for offering a different angle on many topics,  suggested that the reason why the NHL is not back to Quebec City is because Videotron is a publicly traded company and it’s financial disclosure would reveal too much. 683 more words

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PQ expels member for taking gifts from engineering firm in previous job

A member of the opposition Parti Québécois (PQ) has been ejected from caucus after admitting to conflict of interest while he was in municipal politics. 206 more words

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