It might be just a regional and third place party, but in a minority Parliament it has a chance to play a key and unpredictable role in the ongoing drama of Canadian politics. Basically the Bloc is a wild card.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, pictured Nov. 13, 2019, in the Commons foyer after meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the next Parliament. The most interesting playing piece on Canada’s political chessboard right now is the Bloc Québécois.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—The most interesting playing piece on Canada’s political chessboard right now is the Bloc Québécois.
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