Tory Minister Denis Lebel admits separatist past

Transport Minister was a member of the Bloc for eight years

Transport Minister Denis Lebel, MP of the traditionally sovereigntist riding of Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean and a member of Stephen Harper’s cabinet, has confirmed his former membership with the Bloc Québécois. Lebel says he was a member of the separatist party for eight years, from July 23, 1993, to April 28, 2001. Lebel denies ever having been an “active” member of the party, though he does admit donating money to the organization. He says his commitment is to all of Canada, and not only Quebec.

CBC News


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