Pierre Karl Peladeau unveils shadow cabinet

chef-pq-pierre-karl-peladeauBernard Drainville will be the new House Leader of the Official Opposition, announced Sunday night the Parti Quebecois (PQ), which unveiled the composition of his new shadow cabinet.

The PQ leader, Pierre Karl Péladeau, Agnès Maltais has assigned the role of deputy leader and the member for Rimouski, Harold LeBel, becomes whip. Nicole Léger, the Member for Pointe-aux-Trembles will caucus chair.

Former House Leader Stéphane Bédard becomes spokesman on justice.

The former aspirant to the leadership of the PQ, Alexandre Cloutier, who was in charge of justice, was appointed spokesman of the opposition in education.

Pascal Bérubé, who had early given his support to Mr. Péladeau during the race, took the braid. He who was previously spokesman of the Public Security said that responsibility energy and natural resources.

Another candidate in the leadership race, Martine Ouellet, for his part, kept his role as spokesman for transport, maritime strategy, the electrification of transport and telecommunications.

A rumor began circulating Friday, that Mr. Péladeau dislodge Stéphane Bédard, who had served as interim CEO during the PQ leadership race. Until recently he assumed the responsibilities of House leader.

The name of Alexandre Cloutier was one of the predictions to replace him, but finally Mr. Drainville who inherited. It will also spokesperson on ethics and integrity of the electoral law and access to information. Recall that Mr. Drainville, who was also among the candidates for the party leadership, had abandoned the race to support Mr. Péladeau.

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