Jacques Parizeau

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Jacques Parizeau (August 9 1930 - June 1 2015) was a Canadian economist and noted Quebec sovereigntist who was the 26th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from September 26, 1994, to January 29, 1996.


  • Can you imagine feds saying we don't like your answers.
    • May 15, 2005 - interview on CTV news with reporter/anchorwoman Lisa LaFlamme, Parizeau said the Clarity Act "meant nothing" and would be ignored. "Can you imagine feds saying we don't like your answers," Parizeau told the interviewer, calling such suggestions a "political stunt."
  • Well, in a case like this, what do we do? We spit in our hands and we start over!
    • Bon, ben, dans un cas comme ça, qu'est-ce qu'on fait? On se crache dans les mains et on recommence!
    • 1995 referendum concession speech.
  • It is true, it is true that we were beaten, but in the end, by what? By money and certain ethnic votes, essentially.
    • C'est vrai, c'est vrai qu'on a été battus, au fond, par quoi? Par l'argent pis des votes ethniques, essentiellement.
    • 1995 referendum concession speech.

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