Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:15 PM ET

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National Audio 7:15 PM ET

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NAT068 - (Bloc-Quebecois-Leadership) MONTREAL. x-17s. It appears likely that Yves-Francois Blanchet (blawn-SHEH'), a former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister, will become the next leader of the Bloc Quebecois. He officially launched his campaign today surrounded by artists and members of the provincial and federal sovereigntist parties. Blanchet says there's no way he can be convinced that Quebec should remain within Canada. ("..own decisions.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Blanchet, a well-known political commentator on Radio-Canada in recent years, was first elected provincially in 2008 and later served as environment minister in Pauline Marois' short-lived minority P-Q government. If no other candidates come forward before the January 15th deadline, he will become the new leader of the Bloc Quebecois on February 24th. …

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