Pierre-Karl Péladeau, the former head of Québecor and newly elected MNA for St-Jérôme, has spoken out against the $130 million budget cuts announced by Radio-Canada.
In a letter published Tuesday, Péladeau and fellow Parti Québécois MNA Stéphane Bergeron come to the defence of Radio-Canada and against the recently announced cuts. According to the two, the Government of Canada is missing out on a chance to support the specificity of Quebec.
In the letter, Péladeau states that Radio-Canada plays an important role maintaining and developing Quebec’s cultural industry.
The most recent cuts announced would result in the loss of 657 jobs.
Source: The Montreal Gazette, May 7