François Legault will have A Joint Council of Ministers
Prime Minister-designate François Legault chose to form his Council of Ministers, which should count an equal number of men and women, according to information collected by Le Devoir.
Unsurprisingly, Simon Jolin-Barrette and Genevieve Guilbault, who had been designated as “spokesperson for the transition to [the Coalition avenir Québec]” government after the election, would get key positions in the government. Legault.
It will be “close to the world,” insisted the head of the Caquist in the speech he will deliver Thursday, after having unveiled a government smaller than that to 31 ministers, his predecessor, Philippe Couillard.
The Immigration Department would return to Simon Jolin-Barrette while the role of Deputy Prime Minister would be entrusted to Genevieve Guilbault.
It would be up to the elected Borduas to implement the Caquist promise to lower the immigration thresholds and introduce tests of values and knowledge of French for newcomers – in addition to performing the duties of parliamentary leader , formerly entrusted to François Bonnardel.
The CAQ, which carried out an almost complete sweep in the Quebec City area on the evening of October 1st, has reserved, according to our information, three places – including Genevieve Guilbault’s – to the elected representatives of the national capital in its Council of Ministers.
A trio of recruits to the economy
The major economic roles of the Legault government would be entrusted to the trio formed by Pierre Fitzgibbon, Eric Girard and Christian Dubé. Mr. Fitzgibbon, former National Bank elected in Terrebonne, would obtain the Ministry of Economy.
Mr. Girard, who also had a career at National Bank, would have Finance, while Mr. Dube, who left the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec to join the CAQ, would become President of the Conseil du trésor.
The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity would be entrusted to Jean Boulet. The lawyer of Saint-Tite, elected in Trois-Rivieres, would not be the only representative of the Mauricie to enter the council of ministers. His colleague, Sonia LeBel, elected in Champlain, would have chosen François Legault to head the Department of Justice.
The elected Chambly, Jean-François Roberge, would become Minister of Education. This is a special place for this former teacher, who over the years has held the position of opposition critic for education.
Another appointment that will not cause surprise: that of Marguerite Blais, who would become Minister responsible for Elders.
The former presenter Caroline Proulx, elected in Berthier, would be entrusted with the head of the Ministry of Tourism.
The former mayor of Pointe-aux-Trembles, Chantal Rouleau, would also enter the government, in positions that have not been confirmed at Le Devoir. François Legault would have also fulfilled the wish of François Paradis, who confirmed Tuesday his wish to obtain the presidency of the National Assembly.
As for the Ministry of Health, it has already been promised in the election campaign to the elected Sanguinet, Danielle McCann, who has held various managerial positions in CLSCs and hospitals.
François Legault will unveil his cabinet at 2 pm on Thursday.