Quebec seniors minister taking one month leave of absence, premier says

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AMOS, Que. — Marguerite Blais, Quebec's minister responsible for seniors and informal caregivers, is taking a leave of absence.

Premier François Legault told reporters in Amos, Que. that Blais will return to her office around Sept. 20.

He says she is suffering from a small, temporary problem and that he is not concerned.

Legault says Health Minister Christian Dubé will take over Blais' duties.

Blais' office did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday morning.

Quebec's legislature is scheduled to resume sitting Sept. 14.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 17, 2021.

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