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Conservatives note Turmel’s “sovereigntist past”

NDP interim leader supported Bloc Québécois candidates in 2006 election

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Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are highlighting NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel’s “sovereigntist past,” The Globe and Mail reports. Conservative strategists pointed out in a memo to party supporters that Turmel—a Quebec MP who last week stepped in for Jack Layton when he took a leave of absence—was “publicly supporting sovereigntist candidates”. According to the Conservatives, Turmel supported a number of Bloc Québécois candidates during the 2006 election. Harper strategists expressed an interest in whether or not Turmel still harbours pro-separatist sentiments.

The Globe and Mail

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