Gilles Duceppe is a Canadian politician, proponent of the Quebec sovereignty movement and former leader of the Bloc Québécois. He was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada for over 20 years and has been the leader of the sovereigntist Bloc Québécois for 15 years in three stints: 1996, 1997-2011 and in 2015. He is the son of a well-known Quebec actor, Jean Duceppe. He was Leader of the Official Opposition in the Parliament of Canada from March 17, 1997, to June 1, 1997. He resigned as party leader after the 2011 election, in which he lost his own seat to New Democratic Party candidate Hélène Laverdière and his party suffered a heavy defeat; however, he returned four years later to lead the party into the 2015 election. After being defeated in his own riding by Laverdière again, he resigned once more.
|Born:||Jul 22, 1947, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Political party:||Bloc Québécois|
|Other political affiliations:||Workers' Communist Party of Canada (formerly)|
|Profession:||Orderly, union organizer, political analyst|
|Preceded by:||Michel Gauthier|
|Succeeded by:||Preston Manning|
About Gilles Duceppe
Former Canadian parliament member best known as an activist for the Quebec sovereignty movement and as the former leader of the Bloc Québécois.
He briefly studied political science at the Université de Montréal and spent several years as a member of Workers' Communist Party of Canada while he worked as a hospital orderly and trade union negotiator.
He is incredibly popular on Twitter, accumulating more than 110,000 followers since the account's creation in 2008.
He is the son of Hélène Rowley and actor Jean Duceppe.
He served as a parliament member of Canada under prime minister Jean Chrétien.
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