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FTQ to throw support behind NDP

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe speaks to supporters during a federal election campaign stop in Montreal, Friday, August 7, 2015.
Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe speaks to supporters during a federal election campaign stop in Montreal, Friday, August 7, 2015. Graham Hughes / The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – It seems the Bloc Québécois will not be receiving the support of the FTQ this election.

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This is the second time the organization has refused to put its support behind the Bloc since its creation in 1993.

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According to La Presse, the workers union will be supporting the NDP.

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The FTQ’s Secretary General Serge Cadieux said that Thomas Mulcair’s party best represents the group’s values.

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He added that since the Orange Wave swept Quebec, the NDP became a viable option because it is now part of the election equation in the province.

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The union did not support any party in the 2004 federal election.