The Parti Québécois was struggling to contain infighting among Quebec sovereigntists this weekend, when a new separatist rival group—Un Nouveau Mouvement pour le Québec—held its first meeting. Three former PQ MNAs—Pierre Curzi, Lisette Lapointe and Jean-Martin Aussant—attended the new group’s day-long colloquium in Montreal on Sunday, where the PQ’s go-slow approach to holding a referendum came under serious attack. Critics of the new organization argue that it risks splitting the sovereigntist vote.
Infighting spreads among Quebec separatists
New sovereigntist group holds inaugural meeting in Montreal over the weekend
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