Some odds and ends as another year winds down.
Another lottery scam involving a $5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot claimed by a Toronto store owner is yet another reason to have a year-round media watchdog. Tens of thousands of Ontario ticket buyers should have an outlet other than the OLG to turn to for information and complaints. A weekly column with a Q&A would give gamblers a much needed public forum.
Questions of the day: Should Quebecor Media be concerned about the ongoing debt woes of Quebecor World? Is there sufficient distance between the two Quebecor Inc. subsidiaries to avoid turbulence from Quebecor World? Selling off its once golden printing empire to focus on its media empire would be the Quebecor Inc. story of the year.
Conrad Black, Pierre Karl Peladeau, Brian Mulroney, George W, are all, thankfully, so distant from us common folk.