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Freshly appointed Treasury Board President Stéphane Bédard, right, shakes hands with cabinet colleagues, from right, Pascal Bérubé (tourism), Daniel Breton (environment), Pierre Duchesne (higher education) and Martine Ouellet (natural resources). Quebec's new cabinet has 23 ministers plus Premier Pauline Marois.

Pauline Marois sworn in

Pauline Marois, leader of the separatist Parti Quebecois was sworn-in as Quebec's first female premier. The ceremony took place at the National Assembly in Quebec City on Sept. 19.