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

Leader of Bloc Quebecois call for unity to tackle crisis

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.

<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>

“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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