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Bloc Quebecois Leader Daniel Paille expected to step down this afternoon

Bloc Quebecois Leader Daniel Paille speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Paille is stepping down for health reasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
December 16, 2013 - 7:20 AM

MONTREAL - Bloc Quebecois Leader Daniel Paille is expected to announce he is retiring at a news conference in Montreal this afternoon.

He is reportedly stepping down for health reasons.

The 63-year old Paille has been Bloc leader since December 2011.

He was elected as an MP in a byelection in 2009 before being defeated in the 2011 general election.

He previously served as Quebec industry minister in the mid-1990s under the Parti Quebecois.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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