Prime Minister Francois Legault announces 30-member Quebec cabinet after big election victory

Quebec Premier François Legault addresses guests after the government is sworn in during a ceremony at the Quebec City Council on October 18, 2022. (Canadian Press/Jack Boacino)

Quebec Prime Minister François Legault’s new cabinet includes 16 men and 14 women, in addition to the prime minister himself.

Mr Lego today announced his new Cabinet. The cabinet includes familiar faces from the party’s first term and a handful of newly elected members after winning his 90 of his 125 seats in Congress in the October 3 state elections. It contains.

Among the leading names to return are Christian Duvet in health, Eric Girard in finance and Genevieve Guilbeau, who will take on transportation while retaining his position as deputy prime minister.

Newcomers to the cabinet include Bernard Deranville, a former Quebec minister in charge of education, and Catherine Champagne-Jourdain, the first indigenous woman elected to parliament as minister of employment.

In 2018, Lego announced a 26-member cabinet, achieving gender parity in about three months before the cabinet reshuffle.

Legault has previously said his goal is to have a cabinet made up of 40 to 60 percent women.

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