The Minister of International Relations and the Office of La Francophonie, Nadine Girault, announced on Tuesday that, following the recommendation of her doctor, the Bertrand member was suspending her professional activities.
Ms. In Girault’s absence, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Andre Laforest will be in charge of the ministry’s files, we said in a press release.
It also stated that “Bertrand’s constituency office is open and fully operational to serve the population”.
In another press release, the CAQ member announced that she would not seek a second term next fall due to health reasons.
After her election in October 2018, Ms. Girault was appointed Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, then Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration.
“It is an honor to represent you in the National Assembly of Quebec. I am happy to be able to maintain such a close relationship with all of you,” said Ms. Girault.
The MP said that his main motivation for the past four years has been to improve the quality of life of the people he represents. Several projects have been organized or are in progress in this direction, especially in schools, early childhood centers and the Saint-Agathe-des-Monts seniors’ home.
“Nadine is a passionate woman, willing to do anything for Quebec. A good example is the economic change she piloted in Quebec’s international delegation. By boosting Quebec’s economy, it left its mark for years to come. I am very proud to be able to count her on my team,” announced Quebec Premier Francois Legault.
In the summer of 2019, Nadine Girault was diagnosed with lung cancer, forcing her to take a break.