Martine Ouellet receives the unwavering support of the lawyer Guy Bertrand

News 11 March, 2018
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    Sunday, 11 march, 2018 19:47

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    QUÉBEC | On the sidelines of the launch of the first volume of his autobiography, Guy Bertrand, the bad, loved by the pro-independence movement, gives his unwavering support to the leader of the Bloc Québécois, Martine Ouellet.

    “Should not what a coward!” exclaimed the lawyer of Quebec in an interview with TVA News.

    “I do not know her personally, Ms. Ouellet, I have never met her, but I have boundless admiration for people who are passionate and there is not a lot.”

    For the activist of the first hour, the Bloc Québécois must dedicate themselves to the promotion of independence.

    “Martine Ouellet it disturbs the PQ, which has decided to shelve the independence and, in Ottawa, the group of seven wants to put the independence”, he lamented.

    “The secessionists, who are 37%, are orphans. It is better to lose with his convictions, than to win and betraying them. This is not possible as it disappears into insignificance. But there was not a day to lose in order to explain to our young people.”

    In his book entitled “You’ll always be a poorly loved, my son” (Edition GID), a narrative which covers the period from 1937 to 1972, the lawyer recalls with documents and newspaper articles to support that he has tried three times, with others, to give birth to the Bloc Quebecois in the 1970s.

    Mr. Bertrand has also made record before the Superior Court the name “Bloc Québécois”, which he subsequently sold to Lucien Bouchard in 1992.

    René Lévesque did not like the idea of the Bloc québécois

    Over the pages of the book, in addition to talking about her childhood, Guy Bertrand explains the choice of the title of his autobiography, co-authored with the journalist Pierre Métrailler.

    He tells of his experiences during the October crisis, the work he has done with collaborators to prepare a secret plan for the independence of Quebec at the express request of the head of the National Union, Daniel Johnson father.

    He also tells about his attempt to be elected as a deputy of the PQ in April 1970.

    The former minister of the parti québecois Mathias Rioux also remembers that time.

    “To him, he had the idea that it was necessary to construct and put in place a political party that is going to Ottawa to promote the sovereignty”,-he told.

    Mr. Rioux will attend a few meetings for the foundation of a Bloc Québécois in the 1970s.

    “The October crisis was arrived, we put it on the ice, but Guy Bertrand does not let go”, he says.

    Following discussion with René Lévesque, Guy Bertrand was stowed behind his head, which felt that we needed to put the Bloc Québécois.

    The current Bloc is displeasing to Rioux

    Forty-six years later, Mathias Rioux does not share the point of view of his friend.

    “I have a problem with what is happening on the Block “, was sorry the former member of the parti québecois.

    “First, this is not pretty to see that family sovereignty is divided at this point,” he said.

    About Martine Ouellet, he believes that it should consider.

    “Is it that I am the right person at this time? I think that Ms. Ouellet is expected to submit a real vote of its militants to know whether it is she who should lead the party.”

    “You’ll always be a poorly loved, my son” is the first volume of a trilogy.