Les Démocrates

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Les Démocrates (in English: The Democrats) was a provincial political party in Quebec, Canada, founded by former Ralliement créditiste du Québec leader Camil Samson and former Progressive Conservative Party of Canada federal cabinet minister Pierre Sévigny on November 18, 1978. It was renamed the Parti démocrate créditiste on January 1, 1980, a reference to the social credit theory of monetary economics. Samson joined the Liberal Party of Quebec on September 2, 1980. Sévigny remained as party leader and initially campaigned prior to the 1981 Quebec election but he did not stand as a candidate himself[1] and the party was unable to field a slate of 10 candidates and dissolved prior to the election.[2]

Social crediters who did not follow Samson into the Liberal Party may have joined the Parti credit social uni, which was formed in 1979 as a new provincial wing of the Social Credit Party of Canada.[3]

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  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19810328&id=aUIwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xqQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2970,3181719
  2. ^ "Ralliement créditiste". QuébecPolitique.com (in French). Retrieved 2006-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Ralliement créditiste". QuébecPolitique.com (in French). Retrieved 2006-11-13.  See also: Canadian Press (October 20, 1979). "Party leader seeks election in Quebec vote". The Globe and Mail. p. P-2. 

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