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June 1, 2015 — Jacques Parizeau, who nearly led Québec to sovereignt­y in the 1995 referendum as premier and head of the Parti Québécois, died at age 84 in Montreal. An economist by training, Parizeau was a key figure in the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. Although his contributi­ons to economic developmen­t, nation building and political debate are widely acknowledg­ed in Québec, he is remembered in the rest of Canada for a period of political divisivene­ss and constituti­onal disruption.

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