Former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles DuceppeIt might be counter to the common refrain, but a former Quebec politician suggests that the sovereignty movement is, in many ways, in better shape now than it was in 1995 — the year of the last referendum.
In an interview with Yahoo Canada News last week, former separatist Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe said that he thinks the Parti Quebecois will win the election (either as a minority or majority), that the campaign will focus primarily on jobs and the economy while the issue of Quebec identity will hover in the background.
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And despite the latest poll suggesting only one-third of Quebecers want an "independent country," Duceppe says he's not deterred.
"I think [Liberal Leader] Philippe Couillard said [Quebec identity and sovereignty] are not really issues. I've never seen so many people discussing about a non-issue," Duceppe quipped.
"I do remember that in 1995, the middle of September, they were asking people the priorities in the comingRead More »from Gilles Duceppe eyes future sovereignty vote in Quebec