Gilles Duceppe, MP (born July 22, 1947) is a Canadian politician, and proponent of the Québec sovereignty movement. He was a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons for over 20 years and was the leader of the sovereigntist Bloc Québécois for almost 15 years. 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 2011 election, in which he lost his own seat to New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Hélène Laverdière and his party suffered a heavy defeat.
In 1990, Duceppe was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as an independent because the Bloc had not been registered by ...
On the eve of a vote that could demonstrate a significant shift in Quebec politics, Gilles Duceppe wasn’t ready to explain the collapse in popular support for his party, one that has him in a tough fight to keep his own seat.
He simply allowed that he has known difficult campaigns before — this is his seventh — but this one, he said, is “different” because “the alignment of forces is different than what we have seen in the past.”
Speaking at his campaign office at the edge of Montreal’s gay village Sunday morning, the Bloc ...
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MONTREAL — Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe is unwilling to dump his motion to have Quebec's French Language Charter extended to industries operating in the province under federal labour laws, despite it being soundly rejected by Parliament.Duceppe, speaking at a rally in Montreal on Saturday aimed at protecting French and promoting its use among new immigrants in the province, also took some jabs at his rival, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, for failing to support his motion."He said it would impede business," Duceppe told reporters, citing examples like Wal-Mart and mining giant ...
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For a party leader ostensibly dedicated to splitting Canada, Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe has received quite positive reviews for his performances in the English and French debates:
Stephen Taylor: As the leader of a french-first-and-last separatist party from Quebec, Gilles Duceppe did not have much to gain or lose during the debate and the Bloc leader appeared to be the candidate most genuinely at ease... bringing realism against rhetoric.
John Ivison: Duceppe asks the killer question on Iraq. Would you advocate it again? Harper admits an error. I think a pig just flew over the ...
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Pastagate: the restaurateurs' “plot” - Montreal Gazette (blog)
Pastagate: the restaurateurs' “plot”Montreal Gazette (blog)This week's comes from Gilles Duceppe, former leader of the Bloc Québécois who's killing time until his next attempt to overthrow Pauline Marois as leader of the Parti Québécois by writing a column and blogging for Le Journal de Montréal. On his J de M ...
Gilles Duceppe: la souveraineté, c'est une question de mentalité - Trait d'Union
Trait d'UnionGilles Duceppe: la souveraineté, c'est une question de mentalitéTrait d'UnionFarouche défenseur de la souveraineté du Québec, Gilles Duceppe n'a pas hésité à venir gracieusement donner une conférence sur le sujet au Cégep régional de Terrebonne, le jeudi 28 février dernier, pour porter son message. L'ancien chef du Bloc ...
Fonction publique fédérale - Des coupes au détriment du français - Le Huffington Post Quebec
Fonction publique fédérale - Des coupes au détriment du françaisLe Huffington Post QuebecGilles Duceppe, Louise Harel et Pauline Marois en tête de la manifestation montréalaise organisée le 26 août 2007, pour les 30 ans de la Loi 101. Des partisans de la Loi 101 manifestent pour la défense de la Charte de la langue française, le 26 août ...
« Ici Gilles Proulx » - Journal de Montréal
Canoë« Ici Gilles Proulx »Journal de MontréalEn cette première journée du sommet sur l'enseignement supérieur, Gilles Proulx était accompagné des chroniqueurs Gilles Duceppe et Joseph Facal, qui ont eu du mal à quitter le studio au terme d'une joute de plus de 30 minutes. «C'est trop court!Gilles Proulx à la radio du Journal de MontréalLe Devoir (Abonnement)Gilles Proulx retrouve son microphone... en ligneCanoëLe Journal du midi - Le retour de Gilles Proulx derrière le micro!CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)Infopressevšech 8 zpravodajských článků »