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  Duceppe worries Quebecers will be assimilated
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AuthorCBC News
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News DateWednesday, June 22, 2011 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn his first televised interview since the collapse of the Bloc Québécois, Gilles Duceppe said he's still digesting how his party lost most of its seats to the NDP in the last general election, and warned that could lead to Quebecers being assimilated in Canada.

Duceppe, who lost his own riding of Laurier-Sainte Marie on May 2, sat down for an exclusive interview with Radio-Canada's Anne-Marie Dussault Wednesday.

He admitted that it was a huge defeat, and, despite looking more at ease than the day he last spoke publicly, the former Bloc leader showed some bitterness towards the NDP.

"We didn't show pride when we elected people who don't speak French to represent Quebec," Duceppe said, adding that somebody who doesn't speak German would not be elected to the Bundestag, nor would a non-English speaker be sent to Washington.
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