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Jan. 17, 1988, Jacques Parizeau

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17.01.2019

On Jan. 17, 1988, before a cheering crowd of Parti Québécois supporters gathered in an east-end Montreal church basement, Jacques Parizeau announced that he would seek the party leadership. Montreal Gazette photographer Tedd Church captured the scene.

Parizeau, then 57, was already a well-known figure in the province, having served as finance minister in René Lévesque’s government. Before that, as an economist trained at........

© Montreal Gazette