Pierre Duchesne became chief of Peladeau

peladeuThe former MP Pierre Duchesne direct the chief of staff of the Official Opposition and leader of the Parti Quebecois, Pierre Karl Peladeau.

Former journalist at Radio-Canada, Mr. Duchesne served as Minister of Higher Education in the brief Pauline Marois government between 2012 and 2014.

He subsequently suffered defeat in the general election of April 7, 2014, losing to the future Coalition Québec (CAQ) the riding of Borduas, yet a PQ stronghold.

Mr. Duchesne has nevertheless remained in the lap of the Parti Quebecois as a strategic advisor as of June 2014.

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