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Péladeau will personally pay to find headhunter for sovereignty institute

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QUEBEC CITY – Parti Québécois leader Pierre Karl Péladeau said he will personally pay the contract of a headhunter tasked with recruiting a director for a new institute on Quebec sovereignty.

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Péladeau said the institute will be independent from the PQ.

His office would not divulge the value of the contract.

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François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Quebec‘s said Péladeau should clarify whether the money is a loan or financing and that the situation raises questions about the links between the PQ and the new institute.

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