Executive Council of Quebec

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The Executive Council of Quebec (in French, le Conseil exécutif du Québec, but informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Quebec and in French: le Conseil des ministres) is the cabinet of the government of Quebec, Canada.[1]

Usually made up of members of the Quebec National Assembly, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada, while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ, there are a number of portfolios that differ between the federal and provincial governments.

The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, as representative of the Queen in Right of Quebec, heads the Council, and is referred to as the Governor-in-Council. Other members of the Cabinet, who advise, or minister, the vice-regal, are selected by the Premier of Quebec, and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most Cabinet Ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level, the most important Cabinet post, after that of the prime minister or premier, is Minister of Finance. Today, the next most powerful position is the Health Portfolio, which has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful portfolios include education and energy.

Current Cabinet[edit]

The current Cabinet has been in place since April 23, 2014, after the 2014 election elected the Quebec Liberal Party under Philippe Couillard.

Lieutenant-Governor
His Honour The Honourable Pierre Duchesne (2007-)
Portfolio Minister
Premier
      and Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region
Philippe Couillard (2014-)
Deputy Premier
      and Minister of Public Security
Lise Thériault (2014-)
Minister of State for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophonie
      and Minister Responsible for Access to Information and Reform of Democratic Institutions
Jean-Marc Fournier (2014-)
Minister of Culture and Communications
       and Minister Responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language
Hélène David (2014-)
Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão (2014-)
Minister of Justice
      Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
      and Minister responsible for the Outaouais Region
Stéphanie Vallée (2014-)
Minister Responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review
      and President of the Treasury Board
Martin Coiteux (2014-)
Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports Jacques Daoust (2014-)
Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie Christine St-Pierre (2014-)
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy
      and Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region
Pierre Moreau (2014-)
Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports
      Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Science
      and Minister Responsible for Côte-Nord Region
Yves Bolduc (2014-)
Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness Kathleen Weil (2014-)
Minister of Health and Social Services Gaétan Barrette (2014-)
Minister of Families
      Minister responsible for Seniors
      and Minister responsible for the Laval Region
Francine Charbonneau (2014-)
Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment, and the Fight Against Climate Change David Heurtel (2014-)
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
      and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region
Pierre Paradis (2014-)
Minister of Tourism
       and Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region
Dominique Vien (2014-)
Minister of Transport
      and Minister Responsible for the Montreal Region
Robert Poëti (2014-)
Minister of Labour
      and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region
Sam Hamad (2014-)
Minister of Natural Resources
      Minister Responsible for the Northern Plan
      Minister responsible for the Lanaudière Region
      Minister responsible for the Laurentides Region
Pierre Arcand (2014-)
Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity François Blais (2014-)
Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
      and Minister Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec Region
Laurent Lessard (2014-)
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Geoffrey Kelley (2014-)
Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy
      Minister Responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region
      and Minister Responsible for the Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region
Jean D'Amour (2014-)
Minister of State for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health Lucie Charlebois (2014-)
Minister for Mines
      Minister Responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region
      and Minister Responsible for the Nord-du-Québec Region
Luc Blanchette (2014-)
Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development
      and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region
Jean-Denis Girard (2014-)
Non-Ministerial Roles
Role Member
Chief Government Whip Stéphane Billette (2014-)
President of the Government Caucus Nicole Ménard (2014-)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conseil exécutif". Ministère du Conseil exécutif. Government of Quebec. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 

Coordinates: 46°48′32″N 71°12′50″W / 46.8089°N 71.2139°W / 46.8089; -71.2139