Guilbault cedes the Capitale-Nationale file

Guilbault cedes the Capitale-Nationale file

Local Journalism Initiative reporter Ruby Pratka

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Prime Minister François Legault is expected to appoint a new cabinet during the week of October 16. Geneviève Guilbault, outgoing deputy premier, minister of public security and minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, said she did not want to be reappointed to the last post.

“I really enjoyed being minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale for the past four years,” Guilbault told reporters Oct. 6. “We have nine MPs in the Capital Region and six in Chaudière-Appalaches and I’m sure they would all be excellent in that role.

Mayor Bruno Marchand declined to speculate on who Guilbault’s replacement might be. “I have an idea who it might be, but that’s the prime minister’s decision,” he said. “We will work with whoever he chooses, and the person we are looking for is someone who will put the region first and represent the interests of the region in the cabinet. “I can’t wait to talk to [the new minister] what we can do for the benefit of the city and its citizens,” said Marchand. “There are big projects we can work on together, but we will have to work on them with a common vision…beyond our individual considerations. We will have to decide on our priorities and how we will work together, because the day we really start working together, nothing can stop us.

Deputy Prime Minister Geneviève
Guilbault said she did
don’t want to serve another
office of responsible minister
for the Capitale-Nationale region. (Photo taken from the CAQ website)

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