Québec debout

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Québec debout
SpokespersonRhéal Fortin[1]
FoundedFebruary 28, 2018
(As the Groupe parlementaire québécois)
June 6, 2018
(As Québec debout)
Split fromBloc Québécois
IdeologySocial democracy[source?]
Regionalism[2]
Quebec nationalism[3]
Political positionCentre[source?]

Québec debout (Translation: Quebec Standing Up, or Quebec Stand Up), formerly the Groupe parlementaire québécois (Translation: Quebec Parliamentary Group) is a Quebec-based parliamentary group in the House of Commons of Canada that is in the process of registering as a political party.[4] The group does not have a party leader but named Rhéal Fortin as its spokesperson on March 21, 2018.[1]

The Groupe parlementaire québécois was formed on February 28, 2018 by seven Members of Parliament (MPs) who resigned from the caucus of the Bloc Québécois (BQ) due to their opposition to the leadership of Martine Ouellet.

In September 2018, Rheal Fortin and the rest of Quebec Debout rejoined the Bloc Quebecois.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ex-Bloc MPs name spokesperson, no leader - The Hill Times". The Hill Times. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  2. Stefanie Marotta · CBC News (May 9, 2018) [last update 4:27 PM ET]. "Former BQ members announce new party name, drop separatism from platform - CBC News". CBC.
  3. May 9, The Canadian Press Updated:; 2018 (9 May 2018). "Seven former Bloc MPs want to call their new party Quebec Debout - Montreal Gazette".CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. "Les sept démissionnaires du Bloc se nommeront Québec debout". Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Agence QMI. May 9, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-19.