Quebec has new ag minister

André Lamontagne.

Quebec’s new agriculture, fisheries and food minister is André Lamontagne. He was sworn in October 18 to serve in the cabinet of new Coalition Avenir Quebec premier Francois Legault. He has been a member of the national assembly since 2014 representing the riding of Johnson which is located southeast of Montreal.

 

Mr. Lamontagne is one of 26 ministers in the new cabinet, and assumes the position from the previous Liberal minister, Laurent Lessard. 

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