May 20, 2014 10:33 am

Péladeau hospitalized after bike accident in the Eastern Townships

MONTREAL – Pierre Karl Péladeau, the former president and CEO of Quebecor Inc. and newly elected Parti Quebecois MNA, was injured in a bike accident over the long weekend.


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The incident took place while cycling in the Eastern Townships on Sunday, and Péladeau is currently being treated for multiple fractures at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS).

“Unfortunately, this bicycle accident will keep me confined to my bed for a while,” said Péladeau in a statement on Tuesday.

Péladeau also promised that he would continue to be very involved in his role as MNA for St. Jerome, and thanked the hospital for the quality of its care.

“I was so looking forward to the start of parliament,” he said. “I wish my fellow Parti Quebecois members, and all members of the National Assembly, a very good return.”

The current PQ leader said he hoped Péladeau would recover quickly.

“On behalf of my fellow Parti Quebecois members, I wish Pierre Karl Péladeau a speedy recovery,” Stéphane Bédard said in a statement.

“We hope to see him again soon on our side in the National Assembly, but until then, we hope that that he takes all the time necessary to recover his strength.”

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