A former Quebec finance minister is adding his name to the list of prominent Liberals who aren’t running in the fall provincial election.
Carlos Leitao told Radio-Canada he won’t vie for a third term in the western Montreal riding he’s represented since 2014.
Leitao was finance minister in Philippe Couillard’s government from 2014 to 2018, and also served as Treasury Board president from 2016 to 2017.
He told Radio-Canada today that he’d always planned to serve only two terms and was ready to retire from active political life.
Leitao adds his name to a long list of Liberal heavyweights who aren’t running, including former cabinet ministers Pierre Arcand, Christine St-Pierre and Hélène David.
Polls show the Quebec Liberal party at their lowest level of support since 2018, and suggest the party could be at risk of losing some of its previously safe seats come October.
© 2022 The Canadian Press
Monica has a BA in Journalism and English from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Journalism and Communications from Quinnipiac University. Monica has worked as a journalist for over 20 years covering all things entertainment. She has covered everything from San Diego Comic-Con, The SAG Awards, Academy Awards, and more. Monica has been published in Variety, Swagger Magazine, Emmy Magazine, CNN, AP, Hidden Remote, and more. For the past 10 years, she has added PR and marketing to her list of talents as the president of Prime Entertainment Publicity, LLC. Monica is ready for anything and is proudly obsessed with pop culture.