Day 6

Are ultra-rich politicians like Péladeau bad for democracy?

Pierre Karl Péladeau is a multi-millionaire media tycoon who announced that he's running for the separatist Parti Québécois in Quebec's provincial election next month. But can massive wealth make a politician unfit for office? Author Diane Francis delivers a quick refresher on Pierre Karl Peladeau. Then, the Financial Post's Terence Corcoran and Linda McQuaig, co-author of The Trouble With Billionaires, debate whether the...
Pierre Karl Péladeau is a multi-millionaire media tycoon who announced that he's running for the separatist Parti Québécois in Quebec's provincial election next month. But can massive wealth make a politician unfit for office? Author Diane Francis delivers a quick refresher on Pierre Karl Peladeau. Then, the Financial Post's Terence Corcoran and  Linda McQuaig, co-author of The Trouble With Billionaires, debate whether the ultra-rich are bad for democracy.

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