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Gilles Duceppe
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois 


Party:                            Bloc Quebecois
Date of Birth:              July 22, 1947
Birth Place:                 Montreal, Quebec
Place of Residence:  Montreal, Quebec 
Family:                          Wife Yolande Brunelle; two children (Alexis and Amelie)


> Collège Mont-Saint-Louis, B.A.

Political Experience

> First elected to the House of Commons (Laurier - Ste. Marie) in a byelection in 1990, the first ever Bloc MP elected.

> Successful bid for the leadership of the Bloc Québécois, 1997.

> Has led the Bloc in four federal election campaigns

Professional Experience

> Served with the Company of Young Canadians, described as the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Peace Corps (now defunct).

> Union negotiator, Confederation of National Trade Unions, 1977-90.

Contact Information

Web site: www.blocquebecois.org

Email:      duceppe.g@parl.gc.ca

Address: Gilles Duceppe MP
                  Chef du Bloc Québécois 
                  Chambre des communes
                  Ottawa (Ontario)
                  K1A 0A6 

Phone:     (613) 992-6779 

Fax:          (613) 954-2121 

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