This is from the Star.
The Bloc is obviously not suffering any leadership crisis. Many pundits keep predicting the demise of the party and Duceppe but it would seem that the Bloc is still alive and kicking. With Harper now abandoning Quebec it would seem and the Liberals supporting the Tory budget that neglects Quebec the Bloc can look to a bright future.
Gilles Duceppe gets nearly 95% on Bloc leadership confidence vote
January 31, 2009 THE CANADIAN PRESS
ST-HYACINTHE, Que.–Gilles Duceppe has received an overwhelming 94.8 per cent support from his party in a confidence vote on his leadership.
Today's result at a Bloc meeting in St-Hyacinthe, Que., falls just short of the 95.4 per cent support he got in October 2007.
Duceppe targeted Michael Ignatieff's Liberals today, saying they were turning their backs on Quebec.
Duceppe likened Ignatieff to his federalist and centralist predecessors and promised the Bloc would take him on as they did former Liberal leaders Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin.
His speech marked a 180-degree change in his attitude towards the Grits since last December when he promised to support a coalition between the NDP and the Liberals.