Quebec politician Pierre Paradis suffers concussion after falling off horse

Quebec politician Pierre Paradis suffers concussion after falling off horse

Quebec Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis gestures as he responds to reporters questions at a news conference Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the legislature in Quebec City. Paradis is stepping away from his cabinet duties temporarily after falling off a horse and suffering a concussion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot.

Quebec Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis is stepping away from his cabinet duties temporarily after falling off a horse and suffering a concussion.

He will be replaced by Transport Minister Laurent Lessard.

A spokeswoman for Paradis says the accident occurred earlier this week.

Laurence Lemieux described the concussion as mild and said he suffered no fracture.

She did not know how long Paradis will be absent but said he is expected to see his doctor again on Friday.

The 66-year-old Paradis has represented the riding of Brome-Missisquoi since 1980.

The Canadian Press

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