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La Presse Canadienne August 2, 2012
Concerned by their exclusion from three televised leaders’ debates being organized by TVA, Québec Solitaire is reproaching Québecor for taking a position in the election campaign.
Le director of TVA announced on Wednesday that it would not be part of the traditional consortium of media broadcasters who organize the leaders’ debate for the electoral campaign. TVA will go at it alone with three debates. In each debate, two leaders of the three main political parties will go head to head — the Liberal party, the Parti Québecois and the Coalition Avenir Québec.
In a press release Thursday, Québec Solitaire expressed its displeasure and said that TVA was depriving the population of complete information about the parties in the electoral field.
Québec Solidaire also hinted that being excluded might have something to do with the position it took on the lockouts at the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec, which are also properties of Québecor.
Translated from the original French by Translating the printemps érable.
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