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Quebec Premier Adds Energy File to Economy Minister’s Role

  • Legault keeps key lieutenants in place after landslide win
  • Tensions simmer with Hydro-Quebec president over climate file
Francois Legault and Pierre Fitzgibbon in February 2020.
Francois Legault and Pierre Fitzgibbon in February 2020.Photographer: Valerian Mazataud/Bloomberg
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Quebec’s center-right leader kept key cabinet ministers in place, despite being spoiled for choice after a landslide election victory in Canada’s second-biggest province.

Premier Francois Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Quebec won 90 of 125 seats in the legislature on Oct. 3, reappointed his top two economic lieutenants on Thursday.