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Bloc Québécois
Leader Yves-François Blanchet
President Yves Perron
Founder Lucien Bouchard
Founded June 15, 1991 (1991-06-15)
Split from Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada
Headquarters 3750, Boulevard Crémazie Est Suite 502 Montreal, Quebec H2A 1B6
Youth wing Forum jeunesse du Bloc Québécois
Membership 19,000
Ideology Left-Wing Nationalism
Quebec sovereigntism
Quebec Nationalism
Social democracy
Regionalism
Souverainism
Environmentalism
Political position Center-left
Colors Light Blue
House of Commons (seats in Quebec)
32 / 78
Senate
0 / 105

The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a federal political party based in Canada that mainly believes and advocates Quebec should secede from Canada, also known as Quebec sovereignty. The Bloc was created by Members of Parliament (MPs) from the national Progressive Conservative Party and the Liberal Party. They were angry that the Meech Lake Accord could not pass. The party is considered to be center-left. The leader of the party is currently Yves-François Blanchet.

History

The Bloc was always the party with the biggest number of seats in Quebec between 1993 and 2011. They were usually the second or third biggest party in the House of Commons. The party won only four seats in parliament after the 2011 federal election. In the 2019 federal election, the party won 32 seats in the House of Commons.

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