Polls show the sovereigntist party fighting for second-place in Québec behind the Liberals.
Bloc Quebecois candidate Helene Gaudreau, centre, and leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, right, speak to voters in the Laurentides-Labelle riding in Quebec on Aug. 31. Liberal MP David Graham narrowly defeated a Bloc candidate to win the riding in 2015, while two neighbouring ridings, Joliette and Rivière-du-Nord, both went to the Bloc. Screen-capture of Yves-Francois Blanchet's Twitter account
The Bloc Québécois has rebounded after nearly falling apart a year ago, and has a chance to double its seat count in the House with a possible minority government looming ahead.
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'We do not think it would be appropriate, given the very cordial relationship that our two countries have, and the military alliance that exists between our two countries,' says Deputy Prime Minister Freeland.
'Given the scope and scale of this crisis, it’s incumbent on the government to provide them with supplementary budgeting to adequately provide the support they’re looking for,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.