Colin Horgan notes the presence of Michel Rivard in the Conservative caucus.
The Conservative Party has also not been without its recent affiliations with Quebec separatists. Among his 18 Senate appointments in 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Michel Rivard to the upper chamber. Rivard was a former Parti Québécois MNA under Jacques Parizeau’s tenure, and a Canadian Alliance candidate for Québec in 2000.
Mr. Rivard apparently campaigned for independence during the 1995 referendum.