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Canada Ouellet agrees to face confidence vote on her Bloc leadership

Martine Ouellet salutes supporters during a rally in Montreal on March 18, 2017.

Paul Chiasson

Martine Ouellet has agreed to have a confidence vote on her Bloc Quebecois leadership brought forward.

Details will be hammered out at a party meeting in Quebec on April 29 and the vote is expected to be held by telephone or internet in the following months.

Originally, the leadership vote was scheduled only for 2019.

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Ouellet has come under fire since the resignation of seven of the Bloc’s 10 MPs late last month over her leadership style.

The Bloc’s 20,000 members will also vote in a referendum to decide what the party’s vision should be.

“After consulting my team, many Bloc members and party officials, I will ask the national office to add a second question, one on the vote of confidence, at the referendum,” Ouellet said Monday.

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