Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Martine Ouellet Named Leader of Bloc Quebecois

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Martine Ouellet Named Leader of Bloc Quebecois

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Martine Ouellet named Bloc Quebecois leader

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MONTREAL - One of the most hardline sovereigntists in Quebec's legislature was crowned leader of the federal Bloc Quebecois on Saturday after no other candidates emerged to oppose her.

Martine Ouellet is a former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister who now sits in Quebec's legislature as an independent.

She wasted no time going after Justin Trudeau, telling a rally Saturday that the prime minister is a friend of the oil companies.

She also reiterated her commitment to Quebec's independence.

"Our adversaries say we're closed, but it's exactly the opposite," she said. "It's because we're open to the planet that we want to become a country."

The only other potential candidate in the race, Felix Pinel, said earlier this week that he hadn't collected enough signatures to run. …

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