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Pierre-Karl Péladeau’s father, Quebecor Inc. founder Pierre Péladeau, died on the job in December 1997, leaving behind a legacy as one of Quebec’s most successful entrepreneurs but not exactly that of a great family man. With his resignation Thursday as CEO of the company his father created, PKP – who’s still in his early 50s – has a chance to cement his legacy as a devoted father of three and husband, something he admitted Wednesday has come second to his business career. Unfortunately for PKP, he leaves behind a more checkered legacy as CEO of the company he controls. If Robert Dépatie, PKP’s successor, expects to fare better, he will have to make some tough decisions. Mr. Dépatie's ’s toughest may be convincing PKP to give up the one task he’s kept for himself.

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