The Canadian Press

1996-01-19 | Bouchard pension

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Lucien Bouchard's position on his MPs pension got him into hot water. At first, the former Bloc Quebecois leader insisted he would collect the estimated 32-thousand dollars a year even after Quebec separated. That would have been on top of his 132-thousand-dollar a year salary as Premier. But he changed his mind when faced with criticism from both English Canada, and Quebec's Roman Catholic Archbishop. Bouchard said he misjudged the mood in Quebec.

Date: 1996-01-19
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I did it because I could see that the political perception of the of this pension additional pension in Quebec is quite different from might have talked and it my first move was to refuse to accept any argument arising out of the pension in earnest >>