Rue Frontenac had the news EN PRIMEUR this morning, a result of an ENQUÊTE EXCLUSIF: The Journal de Montréal is subcontracting its subscription marketing to a company that’s not registered and is perhaps not being entirely honest with people. (THE HORROR!) This investigation involved the usual Journal technique of going undercover and exposing all of the inner dealings, then talking to experts about how this might be illegal if anyone cared to prosecute. It caught Lagacé’s attention, at least.
- Some thoughts on the Canadianization of the Journal, which predates the lockout (but was certainly made worse with it). Examples include the Beijing Olympics and the latest federal election, which were covered by anglophone Sun Media employees instead of Journal de Montréal writers. Not only does this mean the articles need to be translated into French, but the author argues it robs the issues of a necessary Quebec perspective.
- Health minister Yves Bolduc is defending having given an “EXCLUSIF” interview with the Journal, saying he was simply speaking with the only journalist present and there was nothing “exclusive” about it.
- The Immigrant Workers’ Centre is the latest group to pass by the picket lines and offer their support.
- Claudette Carbonneau, head of the CSN, is furious with the Journal (sending lawyer’s letters) for saying she was downplaying the current economic crisis. The letters argue that this incorrect summary of her position was done maliciously to attack her reputation.
- Québec solidaire has lifted its boycott of the Journal de Québec after learning that nobody (not even the locked-out Montreal workers) are calling for such a boycott.