Quebecor

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Quebecor Inc.
Native name
Québecor Inc.
Public
Traded asTSXQBR.A
TSXQBR.B
S&P/TSX Composite Component
IndustryDiversified media and broadcasting
Founded1965[1]
FounderPierre Péladeau
Headquarters,
Key people
Pierre Karl Péladeau (CEO, President and former Chairman, majority shareholder)
Brian Mulroney (Chairman)
ServicesAdvertising
Marketing
Publishing
Revenue$9.822 billion CAD (Decrease1% FY 2007)
$94 million CAD
Number of employees
15,500 (2009)
DivisionsLe SuperClub Vidéotron
TVA Group
Vidéotron
SubsidiariesQuebecor Media
Websitewww.quebecor.com

Quebecor Inc. is a communications company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was spelled Quebecor in both English and French until May 2012, when shareholders voted to add the acute accent, Québecor, in French only.[2][3][4]

The company was founded in 1965 by Pierre Péladeau and remains run by his family. Quebecor Inc. owns 81% of Quebecor Media and formerly owned the printing company Quebecor World.[citation needed]

Quebecor Media[edit]

Quebecor Media Inc. is a broadcasting, communications and publishing company which operates various subsidiaries:

Sponsorship[edit]

Quebecor headquarters in Downtown Montreal

The company began a push towards sports: it acquired the naming rights and a management contract for the Videotron Centre, currently owns the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, has backed a proposed National Hockey League expansion franchise in Quebec City (which would bring the NHL back to the city for the first time since the Quebec Nordiques were relocated in 1995, and would play at the new arena), and launched a TVA-branded sports network in 2011.[3][5]

On July 20, 2015, Quebecor officially submitted its application for an NHL expansion team in Quebec City. The application has since passed two phases of league scrutiny, with a final decision expected in early 2016.[6]

Corporate governance[edit]

Former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney serves as chair of the board.[7]

Current members of the board of directors of Quebecor Inc. are:[8] Françoise Bertrand, Jean La Couture, Sylvie Lalande, Pierre Laurin, A. Michel Lavigne, Geneviève Marcon, Brian Mulroney, and Normand Provost.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quebecor's Founder". Quebecor Inc. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Les actionnaires de Québecor votent pour l'ajout d'un accent" (in French). The Canadian Press. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Van Praet, Nicolas (9 April 2012). "Quebecor to propose French version of name for Quebec". Montreal: Financial Post. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. ^ Van Praet, Nicolas (2 February 2012). "Quebec puts accent on linguistic correctness". Montreal: Financial Post. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  5. ^ Magder, Jason. "New TVA Sports channel takes a shot at RDS". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Dreger Report: Expansion on the agenda at 'special' meeting". Bell Media. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Brian Mulroney to be named chairman of media and telecom giant Quebecor". Globe and Mail. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  8. ^ Quebecor | Board of Directors Archived 21 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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