The Quebec Freedom Network (QFN)—whose goal it is to unite the province’s right—is preparing for a daylong conference in Quebec City at the end of October. One of the six founders, Dr. Roy Eappen, said the group is similar to the Manning Centre, a conservative organization headed by Reform Party founder Preston Manning. However, the QFN does not intend to form a party or lobby for a candidate, rather they will serve as a networking platform to help the right in Quebec gain political traction. One thing isn’t on the agenda: sovereignty. “Quebec has lost too much time talking about (separating from Canada),” said one founder to the Montreal Gazette. “We forgot about other essential issues…and the province turned into a sprawling social democratic state drowning in debt.”
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