Quebecor withdraws from the Quebec Press Council

Media giant Quebecor has announced its decision to pull out of the province’s voluntary regulatory body.  In a letter to the council Quebecor CEO Pierre-Karl Péladeau claimed the decision to withdraw was based on dissatisfaction with recent rulings involving its newspapers.

Péladeau also cited a lack of vision and a desire to limit freedom of the press on the part of the council. The Quebec Press Council, led by well-known retired Justice John Gomery, is an independent non-profit organization that lobbies for freedom of the press and the public right to information.

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