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Trudeau Went Off On Yves-François Blanchet About Being Québécois At The French Debate

"You constantly forget I'm a proudly québécois! That I've always been québécois!"

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Trudeau Went Off On Yves-François Blanchet About Being Québécois At The French Debate

The second French debate of the Canada 2021 election was mostly civil... mostly. But the most dramatic moment of the night was a fiery exchange between Justin Trudeau and Yves-François Blanchet.

Tensions flared and Trudeau became visibly irritated after the Bloc leader asked the prime minister why "he tells the Quebec nation what to do and what to think?"

"Because I am Québécois!" Trudeau responded with a chuckle before raising his voice.

"You constantly forget that I'm proudly Québécois! That I've always been Québécois! That I will always be Québécois!" the prime minister retorted, adding that Blanchet doesn't "have unanimity on Quebec."

Blanchet responded by stating that "Quebec democracy is expressed at Quebec's National Assembly," to which Trudeau added, "and at the government of Canada!"

Trudeau shared a clip of the exchange on Twitter, declaring once again that he's "proudly Québécois."

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