March 26, 2018 12:03 pm

Embattled Bloc Québécois leader to face confidence vote in early June

Martine Ouellet speaks to supporters in Montreal in a May 27, 2016, file photo. The Bloc Québécois leader will face a confidence vote over in early June after seven of 10 Bloc MPs resigned over her leadership. Monday, March 26, 2018.

Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Bloc Québécois members will be able to vote on Martine Ouellet’s leadership in early June.

Voting will take place by telephone or internet on June 1 and 2, with the results to be announced June 3.

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The Bloc is hoping the vote will end a crisis within the party that accelerated late last month when seven of its 10 MPs resigned over Ouellet’s leadership.

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Members will also vote on whether the Bloc should focus on promoting Quebec independence on a daily basis.

The rule of 50 per cent plus one will govern both votes.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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