Former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau honoured with statue at National Assembly

A statue of former Party Québécois (PQ) chief Jacques Parizzeu was unveiled outside the National Assembly building on Wednesday.

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Parijeu, who made independence a battle for his political career, was head from September 1994 until he resigned after suffering a narrow defeat in the sovereignty referendum on October 30, 1995.

A senior civil servant in the 1960s, Parizeau served as Minister of Finance in the government of René Lévesque, the province’s pension fund manager, Cais de Depoet et Placement du Québec, before entering politics and from 1976 to 1984. helped set up.


He left the party when the PQ took the opportunity to support federalism, but returned in 1988 as the PQ leader, winning the 1994 election with the aim of achieving sovereignty.

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He announced his resignation a day…