Quebecor cracks the whip on contributors

You can hear the La Presse writer snickering as he reports how Quebecor is cracking the whip over its contributors, making them give up all other gigs to work exclusively for the Péladeau empire. Well-known pundits like Mario Dumont and Richard Martineau are included in the order, which Hugo Dumas thinks means Quebecor is going to launch some new media entity soon.

Meantime, Pierre Karl is fulminating against La Presse becoming a nonprofit. A parliamentary commission held Wednesday heard no one with any objections to the change.