Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Defending The Indefensible

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe said the logic of opponents to the reading of the FLQ manifesto would also ban the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, whose chorus -- “Aux armes les ... Chris Wattie /Reuters

Bloc Quebecois Defends Reading Of FLQ Manifesto -- The National Post

QUEBEC -- Gilles Duceppe on Tuesday defended plans by organizers to read aloud the 1970 Front de Liberation du Quebec manifesto during a festival this weekend on the Plains of Abraham, telling reporters it is history and those who object are condoning "censorship."

"I fully disagree with that manifesto," the Bloc Quebecois leader said later, noting specifically he objects to the FLQ's characterization of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau as a "tapette," a derogatory term for homosexual. Mr. Duceppe also said he disagreed with the FLQ's tactics.

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