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Mario Beaulieu Gets Enough Signatures to Join Bloc Leadership Race

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mario Beaulieu Gets Enough Signatures to Join Bloc Leadership Race

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Beaulieu gets signatures to join Bloc race

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MONTREAL - Mario Beaulieu says he has collected enough signatures to join the Bloc Quebecois leadership race and that he is confident of stealing support from his rival.

The outgoing head of the nationalist Societe Saint-Jean-Baptiste said Wednesday about 2,000 people have endorsed his candidacy -- double the required number.

The Bloc is expected to rubber-stamp his bid later this week.

Bloc MP Andre Bellavance is the only other candidate so far in the race to succeed Daniel Paille, who resigned last December for health reasons.

The new leader will be chosen by June 14.

The Bloc's three other MPs -- Claude Patry, Jean-Francois Fortin and Louis Plamondon -- have all come out in favour of Bellavance, but Beaulieu said he believes he will be able to eat into that support

"I think some MPs will probably come out (and back me)," he told a news conference in Montreal.

That wasn't the impression given by the three MPs on Wednesday. …

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