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.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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