MONTREAL - Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe wants the federal government to crack down on economic crimes.

Duceppe said during a visit to Montreal that current laws against fraud aren't tough enough. He says the government isn't doing enough to help victims.

Duceppe denies the opposition is blocking attempts to toughen laws.

The Bloc leader also dismissed rumours that he is planning to step down.

He says he plans to lead the Bloc into the next election.

Duceppe is the longest-serving party leader now in the House of Commons.

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