The interim leader of the NDP said Tuesday she regrets becoming a member of the Bloc Québécois and has vowed to sever all her sovereigntist ties. Nycole Turmel was a member of the Bloc for more than four years. She only cancelled her membership in January. “I’m happy to say that I’m a federalist,” Turmel told Sun Media. “I can also say in retrospect that I should not have signed this [membership] card even thought it was for a friend.” Turmel also promised to end any association with Québéc Solidaire, a provincial party that leans toward separatism. Turmel, the former president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, was elected to Parliament in May. She took over as interim party leader from the ailing Jack Layton in July.