Liberal MNA Pierre Arcand resigns from politics

The Quebec Liberal Caucus has 27 members. Arcand is the 11th to announce that he will not run in this fall’s election.

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Pierre Arcand, the Quebec Liberal MNA for Mont-Royal-Outremont, will leave politics, the party confirmed on Sunday.

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First elected in 2007, Arcand is the 11th person in the 27-member Liberal caucus to announce his departure.

The party will unveil a new candidate in the riding on Monday.

Former ministers Lise Thériault, Christine St-Pierre and Hélène David have also said they are leaving.

Arcand, a former radio journalist, station owner and president of Corus Québec, held various positions in the cabinet of former Prime Ministers Philippe Couillard and Jean Charest, including Chairman of the Treasury Board and Minister of the Environment, Energy and Resources. Nature and International Relations.

He served as interim leader, between Couillard and current leader Dominique Anglade.

In 2009, Arcand spearheaded a Quebec-France agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications. In 2011, he presented Bill 89, which increases penalties for environmental violations.

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