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May 29, 2014

Quebecor promotes former PM Mulroney as chairman

TORONTO, May 29 (Reuters) – Quebecor Inc plans to
promote former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to
chairman after the media and telecommunications conglomerate’s
controlling shareholder stepped down to enter politics.

Mulroney, a staunch supporter of a federal Canada that
includes the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, could
help the company distance itself from former Chief Executive
Pierre Karl PĂ©ladeau.

May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014

Transcontinental must sell some papers in Quebecor deal

TORONTO, May 28 (Reuters) – Transcontinental Inc
will have to sell 34 community newspapers to complete a deal to
buy 74 Quebecor Inc Sun Media weeklies, Canada’s
Competition Bureau said in approving the transaction on
Wednesday.

The two companies said in December that Transcontinental
would buy the papers from Quebecor for C$75 million ($69
million), subject to regulatory approval.

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    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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