"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."
His childhood aspiration was to be a hockey player.
Gilles Duceppe just wasn't having it.
Thomas Mulcair, head of the NDP, has not been able to use any of the leaders' debates to stop his party's loss of momentum, making him the loser of this first meeting in French. Stephen Harper and Gilles Duceppe performed well, whereas Justin Trudeau stumbled on several occasions and had his worst debate performance since the beginning of the election campaign. The wearing of the niqab and the constitutional question sharply divided the federal party leaders and created some lively exchanges.
'It's plain as day!"
For one, the main candidate fending off the attacks will be Thomas Mulcair, not Stephen Harper.
In a strange way sovereignists share in the shame over Harper's Canada and want to react against it. As a result, they have decided to support the NDP instead of the Bloc, if the latest polls are any indication. And there's the rub, because that support seems completely illogical, and provides federalists with a potential political trap they will quickly spring against sovereignists.If the sovereignist vote for the NDP translates into a loss for Gilles Duceppe and the Bloc Québécois, we'll end up with only federalist parties and MPs in Ottawa.
The last debate on women’s issues was in 1984.
The constitutional measure was put in place "precisely for this kind of situation," he added.
The most recent projections describe a situation in which it is unlikely the party will win a single seat.