Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Journal milestone

Updated re CBC report
Media reporter Grant Robertson writes a first anniversary piece for the Journal de Quebec lockout and strike in today's Globe and Mail.

Robertson says to mark the one-year anniversary, the 252 locked out and striking employees will print more than 70,000 copies of their free MediaMatin tabloid today, up from 40,000.

"By comparison, Le Journal's circulation is roughly 100,000," says Robertson, who talks to both sides in the dispute.

Meanwhile, a CBC report about the one-year anniversary says the newspaper employees blame Quebec CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau for the standoff.

It is a father and son thing, one veteran Journal employee told the CBC. There was never a lockout or strike with Pierre Sr. at the helm until he died in 1997.

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