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Gilles Duceppe

Gilles Duceppe (French pronunciation: ?[?il dys?p]; born July 22, 1947) is a Canadian politician, proponent of the Québec sovereignty movement and former leader of the Bloc Québécois. He was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada for over 20 years and has been the leader of the sovereigntist Bloc Québécois for 15 years in three stints: 1996, 1997-2011 and in 2015. He is the son of a well-known Quebec actor, Jean Duceppe. He was Leader of the Official Opposition in the Parliament of Canada from March 17, 1997, to June 1, 1997. He resigned as party leader after the 2011 election, in which he lost his own seat to New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Hélène Laverdière and his party suffered a heavy defeat; however, he returned four years later to lead the party into the 2015 election. After being defeated in his own riding by Laverdière again, he resigned once more.

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I want my own country, not against Canada but for Quebec.

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Look at what has occurred in history. When the Berlin Wall fell, it was not surprising, but it was u ...

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“There'll be an army, of course,”

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“If you develop a foreign policy the way we see it, then we'll have an army that will intervene ma ...

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“Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army?”

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“It doesn't mean that you're going to war because you have an army,”

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“We don't know concretely what he is proposing.”

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“It has that air, ... It would be surprising if it was Jean Chretien that leaked that part of the ...

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“I went around Quebec saying the same thing I just said to you, and I see no opposition at all,”

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“They no longer have the moral authority to govern,”

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“Today is the moment of truth for the Liberals, who do not have moral authority to govern. Will th ...

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“Paul Martin's government has lost the moral authority to govern.”

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“When they don't have the moral authority to govern, we have to express what Quebeckers think, and ...

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“When they don't have the moral authority to govern, we have to express what Quebeckers think, and ...

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“In Quebec, there is no place for corruption. You cannot trust the Liberals, but you can trust the ...

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