Pierre Moreau becomes Quebec treasury board minister after lengthy illness

Pierre Moreau becomes Quebec treasury board minister after lengthy illness

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard congratulates new Treasury Board President Pierre Moreau, Monday, January 16, 2017 after he was sworn in at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebec Lieut.-Gov. Michel Doyon looks on at left.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot.

QUEBEC — One of Premier Philippe Couillard’s key ministers has been named treasury board minister after a lengthy illness.

Pierre Moreau replaces Finance Minister Carlos Leitao, who had been doing double duty.

Couillard made the announcement in Quebec Cty this morning.

Moreau stepped aside as education minister last February but stayed in cabinet as junior finance minister as he fought a serious infection.

The 59-year-old Moreau represents the Montreal-area riding of Chateauguay and previously headed the municipal affairs and public security departments.

The Canadian Press

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