Gilles Duceppe

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Justin Trudeau calls Gilles Duceppe 'my love' in French debate, tongue slip goes viral
A comedic slip of the tongue — which saw Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau accidentally call Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe "mon amour" — stole the imagination of the internet during Friday's French-language leaders' debate and got #monamour trending across the country.

This was the highlight of the debate. 

Then later, he tweets for his wife not to worry because she is his love. Personally, I think it’s the funniest thing to happen on the campaign trail. 

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Why Isn't Anyone Talking About the Mass Murder in Wilno?
A mass shooting fueled by misogyny is no doubt a national tragedy. So why does it seem like those who want to lead this country are just not that interested in it?

On Tuesday, three women were killed – the suspect their former romantic partner. Basil Borutski, 57, is alleged to have killed Carol Culleton, 66, Anastasia Kuzyk, 36, and Nathalie Warmerdam, 48.

A mass shooting fueled by misogyny is no doubt a national tragedy. So why does it seem like those who want to lead this country are just not that interested in it?

To date, there have been no official statements from the leaders.

A day after Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau were broadcast by Up for Debate organizers waxing poetic about being feminists, three women were killed and they’ve had little to say about the shootings. Gilles Duceppe is still trying to tell women how to dress. Elizabeth May’s silence is bewildering considering her commitment to ending violence against women. And just as missing and murdered indigenous women are not a high priority for Harper, his record shows, neither are other women. He shut down 12 out of 16 Status of Women offices during his term.

These shootings happened in Wilno, Ont. – 180 kilometres west of Ottawa. And it can’t be characterized as an isolated incident. A woman is killed by her partner every six days in this country, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. That’s about 60 women a year, certainly more than deaths by terrorism on Canadian soil – a subject that has taken up much of the leaders’ time and will likely be focus of Monday’s debate on foreign policy. […]

“Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.”

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I literally took 4 hours to make all these edits and I don’t regret it
Use them if you want, I didn’t post them as decoration
If you know well Canadian politics you’ll probably notice that I tried to match the color themes of my edits for each party lol

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Duceppe to step down as leader of Bloc Québécois: report
Gilles Duceppe will step down after failing to win a seat in Canada’s Monday election, broadcaster Radio-Canada said

Gilles Duceppe, a veteran advocate for the independence of Quebec, will step down as leader of the separatist Bloc Québécois party after failing to win a seat in Canada’s Monday election, broadcaster Radio-Canada said on Wednesday.

The CBC’s French-language service, which did not cite sources, said Duceppe has a news conference scheduled in Montreal on Thursday.

The party did not immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment.

Duceppe came out of retirement in June to lead the Bloc. While 10 members of the party were elected on Monday, this was two short of what was needed for the group to win official party status in Canada’s House of Commons.

Duceppe had previously quit politics in 2011 after losing his Montreal seat during a federal election that year.

Even though it fields federal candidates in just one province, the Bloc was once a major force in Canadian politics, becoming the largest opposition party in the 1993 election.

Duceppe previously led the Bloc from 1997 to 2011, garnering between 38 and 54 seats in all but the last election in that period. That year the party was reduced to just four seats.

Canadian Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late surge to a stunning majority election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives with a promise of change.

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What four federal leaders said at the women's panel Up For Debate
Some quotes from Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May and Gilles Duceppe in their panel discussion on women's issues

Four party leaders participated in Monday’s Up for Debate event about women’s issues. This is a partial transcript of some highlights of a Q&A session on violence against women and sexual harassment.

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30 seconds that made the entire debate worth watching XD

Q&A: VintageVoter digs out old photos of party leaders
Once upon a time, Stephen Harper was a mop-haired, plaid-clothed university student, and Jack Layton’s mustache was still black. Fast-forward some 30-odd years to meet David Leibl, a 31-year-old communications strategist from Winnipeg, who found these old photographs scattered across the Internet, sought the help of two tech-savvy friends, and compiled the images to make VintageVoter.ca. The Post’s Michael Fraiman spoke with Mr. Leibl on Tuesday, roughly 24 hours and 130,000 views after his site’s launch.

Q: How did you get the idea?
A: You know what — the motivation came from frustration with the level of voter participation in Canada. Why funny vintage pictures of Canadian leaders? It stems from just tripping across an old photo — actually, the first photo on the site, of Michael Ignatieff in interview in the late 1980s, and we thought the photo was just hilarious. And the Internet is such a wonderful treasure trove of photographs like those ones. We launched the site [Monday] morning, and it’s been our good fortune to have had a few more photos roll in.

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Muslim women's group 'disgusted' by Bloc ad against niqab
A new ad by the Bloc Québécois targeting the niqab "drives a wedge" between Muslims and other Quebecers, and insinuates that Muslim citizens are foreigners in the country, a spokeswoman for a group of Muslim women says.

A new ad by the Bloc Québécois targeting the niqab “drives a wedge” between Muslims and other Quebecers and insinuates that Muslim citizens are foreigners in the country, a spokeswoman for a group of Muslim women says.

The ad released on Friday shows a drop of oil morphing into a niqab and attacks the New Democratic Party’s position on allowing niqabs during citizenship ceremonies.

“I was disgusted,” Samaa Elibyari of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women said. “Doesn’t [Bloc Leader Gilles] Duceppe offer something more substantial in his program?” […]

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Gilles Duceppe redeviendra chef du Bloc québécois | Denis Lessard | Politique québécoise
Battu dans sa circonscription de Laurier-Sainte-Marie en mai 2011, Gilles Duceppe remonte dans le ring.

What’s old is new again. Gilles Duceppe, who stepped down as Bloc québécois  leader after their defeat in the 2011, is coming back to lead a party currently tied with the Conservatives in the province of Quebec.

Gilles Duceppe was generally well liked, even by his opponents, for his more open approach to sovereignty and his bridge building with the rest of Canada. He’s probably the most respected leader in the Quebec independence movement and that includes current Parti  québécois leader Pierre Karl Péladeau. Who knows if this will change the Bloc’s fortunes in the next election. The Bloc lost their seats in the last election at the hands of the NDP and the NDP is doing just as well now as they did last time. And the last time a federal leader tried to make a comeback, it was Joe Clark so….

I could be wrong of course, but I just think the Bloc’s era in Ottawa is over and in the long run, Duceppe’s return isn’t going to change that.

Also, uh, don’t these things usually require a leadership vote from the membership?