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Former Quebec premier and separatist leader Jacques Parizeau dies at 84.
  • As premier, he organized the second referendum on Quebec’s secession from Canada, which was narrowly defeated in 1995.
  • His speech condemning ethnic voters as having contributed to the defeat outraged many, and he resigned the following day.
  • In addition to his separatist campaign, his legacy includes his commitment to pay equity and contributions to the nationalization of Quebec’s hydroelectric system.

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