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MONTREAL — Former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau is again criticizing the Parti Quebecois, saying it has lost its soul and is facing a field of ruins.

Parizeau tells Radio-Canada in an interview broadcast today he has the impression PQ members don’t believe in themselves.

He says the PQ no longer has a soul because of constant debates regarding the best time to call an independence referendum.

The interview with the man who was PQ leader during the 1995 referendum campaign was conducted in February.

Parizeau says not all is lost, however, and that the party needs to rebuild and engage Quebecers who are in their 30s and 40s.

He doesn’t keep his criticism just for the PQ, telling the CBC’s French network the current Liberal government’s budget cuts are too deep.

The Canadian Press

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