Jacques Parizeau is former leader of the Parti Québécois and Premier of Quebec. His most important accomplishment during his premiership from September 1994 to October 1996 was staging a sovereignty referendum. The federalists won this referendum by with a mere 51% of the vote, compared to 60% in the first referendum in 1980.

He is perhaps best remembered for his comments in his speech following the referendum, blaming the defeat on "money and the ethnic vote".

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