October 15, 2008 / 2:30 PM / in 9 years

Leader of Bloc Quebecois call for unity to tackle crisis

<p>Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe stands on stage after speaking to supporters at his election night headquarters in Montreal, October 14, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leader of the separatist Bloc Quebecois said on Wednesday that Canada’s parliament should return quickly after Tuesday’s election so all political parties can cooperate on the economy.

“The first thing to do is reconvene the House (of Commons) as quickly as possible so we can work together to sustain and stimulate the economy,” Gilles Duceppe told a news conference in Montreal.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Peter Galloway

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