Rene Levesque

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(1922–1987)
Canadian reporter René Lévesque is best known for being the first Quebec politician since Confederation to attempt to negotiate political separation for Quebec.

Synopsis

Canadian reporter René Lévesque served as a war correspondent in Korea in the late 50's before being elected to the Quebec national Assembly in 1960. He founded the the left-wing Parti Québécois party whose primary aim was the political independence of Quebec. The plan was rejected in a popular vote in 1980 but Lévesque still maintained his personal popularity.

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