Originally posted on National Post | News:

QUEBEC — The former leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Gilles Duceppe, appears to have landed a government job two years after he lost his last one in a historic electoral drubbing.

He is being appointed by the pro-independence Parti Quebecois provincial government to lead a commission whose role will be to fight the feds over changes to skills training.

Duceppe led the Bloc through six federal elections, with some resounding successes, until the sudden and spectacular wipeout in 2011 where his party nearly disappeared and he lost his own seat.

Now the provincial government has confirmed he’ll be one of the people appointed to key roles in its so-called “sovereigntist government” strategy, more details of which will be released next week.

“If there’s anyone who knows the federal system well, who’s had the chance to debate about it, to discuss it, to defend the interests of Quebec, it’s certainly Gilles…

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