Duceppe says independent Quebec would have gone to war against ISIL

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SHERBROOKE — Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe has indicated his support for military intervention in Syria and Iraq — because there’s no other option.

He even suggested Tuesday that an independent Quebec would have chosen to take part in the current mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.


His position is different from the one he took in 2003 when he opposed Canadian military intervention in Iraq.

Duceppe pointed out at a news conference in Sherbrooke that Canadian forces did not intervene in Rwanda and what followed was a genocide.

“Sometimes in history, there’s no other choice but to intervene in a military manner,” he said. “It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.”


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