The elected prime minister, François Legault, will unveil the composition of the first Council of ministers of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) on 18 October next.
The office of the prime minister-designate made the announcement, Monday, by way of a press release. He confirmed that his team will be joint.
The CAQ took the opportunity to remind that, for the first time since 1976, the Quebec will not be directed by ministers of the liberal Party or the Parti québécois.
Mr. Legault will be spoiled for choice to form its first Board of ministers, while 74 members caquistes have been elected on the 1st of October last.
In the course of the election campaign, some names were circulated. The new member of parliament for Champlain, and ex-chief prosecutor of the Charbonneau commission, Sonia Lebel, would be approached to take up the position of deputy prime minister.
The names circulating
Danielle McCann, who was elected in the riding of Sanguinet, has been touted as the next minister of Health François Legault, himself.
In addition, one can expect that some members of the”squad” economic identified by the CAQ during the campaign in key positions. Five were elected, Eric Girard, Gilles Bélanger, Pierre Fitzgibbon, Nadine Girault and Marie-Chantal Chased.
One can add to this quintet, the ex-first vice-president of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Christian Dubé, who has jumped into the arena election in September, and won the seat of The Prairie.
Other star candidates like the ex-liberal minister Marguerite Blais, the ex-spokesman of the Montreal police, Ian Lafreniere or the neurologist Lionel Carmant could also be appointed ministers.
Veterans of the party such as François Bonnardel, François Paradis and Eric Cairo are also on the ranks.
“On the 1st of October, Quebecers have voted in favour of the change. They voted for a competent team. The composition of the Council of ministers, which I am about to present will be joint and speaks well of the quality and the great value of the people who make up this team,” said Mr. Legault by press release.
He recalled that his priorities are the economy, quality services in health and the improvement of the education system.
The elected mps will be sworn in on 16 October, and the swearing-in ceremony of ministers will take place two days later.