Christian Dubé will finally seek a new term in the elections

Mr. Dubé, who had given himself a few weeks to reflect on his professional and political future after a mandate marked by a historic pandemic in Quebec, decided to stand for re-election in the fall.

Interviewed Friday morning at the Information Network studios, the minister said: I’ve made up my mind that I’ve matured quite a bit in the past weeks and months. […] I met the Prime Minister this week and told him that I would be a candidate in La Prairie in the next election.

mr. Dubé, one of the mainstays of the CAQ government, has been questioning his political future for weeks. He has also urged on several occasions to think long and hard before seeking a new mandate.

At 65, Christian Dubé believes he still has things to give to Quebecers.

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I want us to succeed. The pandemic has shown us many things. I want us to be able to continue supplying the goods there in the coming years.

A quote from Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services

Christian Dubé, first appointed chairman of the Treasury Board in the first government of François Legault, inherited Health during a cabinet reshuffle in June 2020.

He succeeded this important position for Danielle McCann, who was appointed to Higher Education at the end of the first wave of COVID-19, which deeply shocked the health system and caused more than 5,000 deaths, mainly in long-term care facilities.

Before becoming one of the best-known ministers of health in Quebec history, Christian Dubé held the position of first vice president of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. He left office in September 2018 to return to the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ). It was for him a return to politics, inasmuch as he had already been elected in the 2012 elections in Lévis.

Departure times to fill…

If he keeps one of the pillars of his government in the person of Christian Dubé, Prime Minister François Legault will have to deal with several departures, including that of the Minister of Higher Education, Danielle McCann, who announced on April 8 that she would not be leaving next autumn. look for a new mandate.

Former Health and Higher Education Secretary Danielle McCann will take care of her family.

Photo: The Canadian Press / Jacques Boissinot

Ms McCann, 69, had explained that she now wanted to dedicate herself to her family as she will soon become a grandmother and plans to take advantage of this moment.

Danielle McCann was elected to the Sanguinet equestrian center in 2018 before being appointed Minister of Health in the first government of François Legault. She was in charge of Health until June 2020 and was transferred to Higher Education, where she is expected to complete her mandate, which expires in the provincial elections in October.

The minister in charge of Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, will also not be in the next election. After 15 years (and five terms) in politics under the Liberal banner and then under that of the CAQ, she announced on the same day as her colleague Danielle McCann that she will not stand for re-election.

Minister Marguerite Blais at a press conference.

The minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, will acquiesce in the next election.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Sylvain Roy Roussel

After giving up the opportunity to remain in politics for one more round, Minister Blais finally opted for an exit after experiencing a stormy spring, notably in the context of the coroner Géhane Kamel’s investigation into the deaths that took place in CHSLD during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the age of 71, Ms Blais, who had health problems during her last term in office, said on the day of the announcement that she now wanted to dedicate herself to her family. Mrs. Blais is the Member for riding Prévost.

Former Environment Minister MarieChantal Chassé also announced on Friday that she will not seek a second term at Châteauguay’s equestrian center. Appointed environment minister in the first CAQ government, Ms Chassé was replaced at the head of her ministry by Benoit Charette 83 days after taking office.

MarieChantal Chassé, seated, with the Lieutenant Governor.

MarieChantal Chassé during her swearing in as Minister of the Environment

Photo: Radio-Canada / Mathieu Potvin

Engineer and businesswoman, Ms Chassé was fired from the ministry in January 2019 by François Legault because, the Prime Minister had explained, the difficulties she encountered in communicating with the media and journalists.

Ms. Chassé won the Châteauguay equestrian center in 2018, beating the former Liberal minister Pierre Moreau.

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