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  Union Populaire
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ContributorThomas Walker
Last EditedRBH - July 21, 2008 08:31pm
DescriptionThe Union populaire was a federal political party in Canada that nominated candidates in the 1979 and 1980 federal elections. The party also nominated one candidate in the 4 May 1981 by-election in the riding of Levis, Quebec.

The aim of the party was to promote the cause of independence for the Province of Quebec in federal elections.

The party gained little support, and was not supported by the Parti Québécois, the pro-independence party that formed the government of the province at the time. That party had a long-standing policy of not participating in federal politics.

The Union populaire was succeeded by the Parti nationaliste du Québec in the 1984 federal election, and subsequently by the Bloc Québécois. [Link]

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