Luc Fortin forced to give way to culture for health reasons

1175170The member for Sherbrooke Luc Fortin has replaced the head of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Philippe Couillard.

Mr. Fortin is forced due to health problems, according to the Prime Minister’s office.

It was explained that for “medical reasons” and following “a recommendation of his doctor,” Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister for the Protection and Promotion of the French language and Minister responsible for Estrie region is absent “for an indefinite period.”

Mr. Couillard is forced to make other temporary adjustments to the composition of his Cabinet. It temporarily entrusted Luc Fortin’s responsibilities to the Minister for Higher Education, Hélène David.

For his part, Pierre Paradis, Minister of Agriculture, becomes responsible for the Estrie region time without Mr. Fortin.


According to La Presse, the member for Sherbrooke suffer from exhaustion. Ms. David will next week the announcement that was to Mr. Fortin Sunday on commercial signs.

According to CBC, it suffers from a viral infection.

Recall that Luc Fortin was first appointed Minister for Sport and Recreation. Philippe Couillard had given him the Culture in the mini ministerial reshuffle caused by the departure of Pierre Moreau, who had to abandon his ministry (Municipal Affairs) last winter to fight the disease.

The constituency office of Luc Fortin in Sherbrooke, it was confirmed that Mr. Fortin has to be replaced, without giving more information. Services are nevertheless provided as usual in Luc Fortin Office.

On Twitter, the opposition leader Pierre Karl Peladeau has offered his wishes for speedy recovery to the Minister of Culture.

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