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Politics Pierre Karl Peladeau to seek Parti Quebecois leadership: Radio-Canada

Parti Quebecois MNA and media magnate Pierre-Karl Peladeau rises on October 30, 2014 at the legislature in Quebec City.

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Media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau will seek the Parti Quebecois leadership and will likely announce it on Nov. 23, Radio-Canada reported Monday.

The CBC's French-language network said the controlling shareholder of Quebecor Inc. will make the announcement in his riding of Saint-Jerome.

The report said former premier Bernard Landry has offered to be with Peladeau for the occasion.

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