The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 12, 2005 11:00 ET

Media Advisory - Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe to speak on "Federal/Provincial Spending: Offsetting the Fiscal Imbalance"

VANCOUVER, Jan. 12 - The Honourable Gilles Duceppe, Leader, the
Bloc Québécois, will speak on Friday, January 14, at a Fraser Institute
breakfast in Vancouver, on "Federal/Provincial Spending: Offsetting the Fiscal
The fiscal imbalance between Ottawa and the provinces seems to be
widening and the role of the federal government is the subject of increased
discussion. Gilles Duceppe will discuss the similarities between BC and Quebec
and their relationship with Ottawa. He will also address the Bloc's new
influence on shaping policy in Canada.
Gilles Duceppe was first elected for the House of Commons for Laurier-
Sainte-Marie in 1990, becoming the first Bloc Québécois MP to be elected to
the House. He was re-elected in 1993, 1997, 2000, and 2004. Under his
leadership, the Bloc Québécois has now grown to 54 MPs in the House of
Commons. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Collège Mont Saint-Louis and studied
political science at the Université de Montréal.

Date: Friday, January 14, 2005

Time: 7:30am-8:45am
(Duceppe will speak from 7:30 am-8:15 am, followed by
30 minutes of questions)

Location: Fraser Institute Boardroom
4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

There will be a media table and interested media are invited to attend.

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