The liberal ministers Laurent Lessard and David Heurtel would soon be ready to announce their departure from politics.
The rumor swells in the national Assembly on Tuesday about the future of these two politicians, who occupy respectively the positions of minister of Agriculture and minister of Immigration.
Laurent Lessard, who represents the riding of Lotbinière-Frontenac, is in thinking in the last few months about his future. “His thinking continues and he will make known its decision in due time”, commented briefly on his press officer, Christine Harvey.
Member since 2003 and over the age of 55 years, Mr. Lessard has served in various capacities during his career, having also been in the hands of the door-leaves of the ministries of Labour, Transport, public Safety, municipal Affairs and Forests.
The name of David Heurtel, member for Viau, circulates about him since little. His press secretary has refused to make any comment whatsoever. Mr. Heurtel has been elected for the first time in 2013. This former political advisor to the prime minister pq’s Bernard Landry was then passed among liberals. He was the minister of the Environment before becoming minister of Immigration, last fall.
In the corridors of the national Assembly on Tuesday, the Tourism minister Julie Boulet has argued that it does “not comment on rumors” that circulate on its political future. Ms. Boulet has never indicated that it was in the reflection, that the liberal Party has chosen a few months ago to represent the electoral district of Laviolette, Saint-Maurice, at the expense of mp Pierre Giguère.
At present, nearly a score of deputies have announced that they do not involve in the forthcoming elections, on the 1st of October. It was the liberal Party that has suffered the largest losses, with 12 departures confirmed, including the ministers, Martin Coiteux, Jean-Marc Fournier, and Stephanie Valley. The Parti québécois lost on him, 5 players and the Coalition avenir Québec was a member of parliament to leave its ranks.
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