CANADA: Mountie Morass

Dirty tricks in Québec

On his first pilgrimage to Paris since the election of his secessionist Parti Québ&3233;cois a year ago, Québec's Premier Rene Lévesque was embraced last week with rare homage. President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing invested Lévesque, to his surprise, as a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor and assured him of France's "understanding, confidence and support," whatever Québec's future course. At the National Assembly, Lévesque's arrival was via the Napoleon steps, an entrance last used by Louis XVIII in 1814, and he was accorded the unusual honor of addressing the Deputies. Lévesque did not disguise his emotion....

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