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World IN BRIEF : CANADA

Separatist Denies Newspaper Report

May 09, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

Former separatist Premier Jacques Parizeau, weighing in on an election campaign set ablaze by a report that he had planned to unilaterally declare Quebec independent in 1995, denied that this had been his intention. The newspaper Le Soleil said excerpts from his memoirs showed that as Quebec premier he had planned to help the province secede.

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