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Happy 20th anniversary Gilles Duceppe .. it’s not BQ’s fault that rest of Canada still hasn’t got its act together

Aug 16th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

This past Friday marked the 20th anniversary of Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe’s August 13, 1990 by-election victory in the eastern downtown Montreal riding of  Laurier—Sainte-Marie. Even with a maternal grandfather from the United Kingdom, M. Duceppe was, so to speak, the first Canadian federal MP to be elected as an ostensibly “sovereigntist” BQ partisan. […]