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Quebecor Media Formally Puts CBC/Radio-Canada on Notice to Remove False and Defamatory Information(October 21, 2011)
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/11 -- Quebecor Media Inc. has today sent a formal letter of notice to CBC/Radio-Canada demanding that it immediately remove from its web site a text titled "What Quebecor won't tell you about its attacks on the public broadcaster" and a document titled "Examining Quebecor Media's Free Market Message".
Quebecor Media considers the information published on these pages to be false and defamatory and published maliciously, without prior verification, in order to interfere with the testimony of Quebecor Media's CEO in front of the House of Commons' Standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics. Furthermore, Quebecor Media believes that this information, alleging that it is hiding information from the public or being less than truthful in its reporting or public statements, was published with the clear intent of tarnishing its reputation.
In addition to the immediate removal of this information, CBC/Radio-Canada is put on notice to publish on its web site an apology and the press release put out by Quebecor Media on October 19 2011 to set the record straight.
A copy of the letter of notice is attached to this press release.
About Quebecor Media
Quebecor Media Inc. is a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B), one of Canada's largest telecommunications and media holding companies. Quebecor Media has over 16,000 employees in a number of media-related operating companies: Videotron Ltd., an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephone service and mobile telephone service; Sun Media Corporation, the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada; Canoe.ca, operator of a Canadian network of English- and French-language Internet properties; TVA Group Inc., operator of the largest French-language conventional television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels, and the English-language Sun News Network; and Nurun Inc., a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Quebecor Media Inc. is engaged in magazine publishing (TVA Publishing Inc.); book publishing and distribution (Sogides Group Inc. and CEC Publishing Inc.); production, distribution and retailing of entertainment products (Archambault Group Inc. and TVA Films); rental and retailing of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and console games (Le SuperClub Videotron ltee); printing and distribution of community newspapers and flyers (Quebecor Media Printing Inc. and Quebecor Media Network Inc.); production and dissemination of news content (QMI Agency); multiplatform advertising (QMI Sales); and print and online directories (Quebecor MediaPages(TM)).
The letter of notice is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Quebecor_Lettre_FR.pdf
J. Serge Sasseville
Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs
Quebecor Media Inc.
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