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A gunman has brought chaos to a separatist election victory rally in the Canadian province of Quebec, killing one man and wounding another.

The shooting cast a shadow over initial results indicating the Parti Quebecois was set to form a minority government after nine years in opposition.

PQ leader Pauline Marois was giving a victory speech in Montreal when shots were heard at the back of the hall.

She was rushed off the stage and a man was later arrested.

The gunman's target was unclear but the suspect, said by police to be aged 62, was later heard shouting "The English are waking up" in accented French before adding in English that there would be "payback".

Two shots were reportedly fired. One 45-year-old man was fatally wounded, another is in a critical condition in hospital but said to be out of danger.

Both men had been working in the Metropolis conce
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Added: Sep-5-2012 Occurred On: Sep-5-2012
By: MB-UK
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Regional News, Politics
Tags: shooting, quebec, seperatism, elections, canada, french, english, tensions
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada (load item map)
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