February 12, 2016 4:13 pm
Updated: February 12, 2016 7:52 pm

PQ leader Péladeau talks sovereignty at Dawson College

WATCH ABOVE: Parti Québécois leader Pierre Karl Péladeau received some applause from an unexpected audience when he spoke to students at Dawson College Friday morning. Global's Billy Shields reports.


WESTMOUNT – Parti Québécois (PQ) leader Pierre Karl Péladeau received applause from an unconventional audience Friday when he spoke to students at Dawson College.

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The PQ leader and media mogul didn’t soften his message.

“One day, Quebec will negotiate its own international treaties,” he said.

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Péladeau spoke – in English – for about an hour about how he joined the media business through his father’s company.

He also spoke about his opinions on the Rona purchase by Lowe’s – he’s opposed to it – and Quebec sovereignty.

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He asked the crowd several hypothetical questions about Scottish and Catalonian sovereignty movements.

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Students at Dawson listened attentively and asked Péladeau a battery of questions: What about Quebec’s public debt? How would currency work? What about unions?

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Péladeau made reference to the PQ’s plan to apply Bill 101 to CEGEPs, but conceded it’s simply something the party is discussing.

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