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Minister David Heurtel

Who’s David Heurtel?

A year after the provincial elections in Quebec, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard decided to move the pieces and announced this Wednesday a restructuring of his cabinet.

The objective of the Liberal government is to present a more diverse cabinet with greater equality between men and women.

One of the most noticeable changes is recorded in the Quebec immigration ministry, which was so far occupied by Kathleen Weil.

Prime Minister Couillard Sworeed David Heurtel as the new Minister of Immigration of the province, who will now take care of everything concerning the selection and integration of those who are established in the Belle province.

He was born in Montreal in 1973 and from the year 2013 he is a member of the Liberal party of Quebec in the district of Viau, in the neighborhoods of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension.

After winning the 2013 partial elections, he was re-elected in the 2014 general election with a hard-hitting victory with 62% of the vote.

He was appointed Minister of the Environment after the Liberal victory of 2014 and from today he will take care of the immigration portfolio.

He is a professional lawyer, with experience in several companies and agencies, such as the Juste pour Rire and Evenko Festival, and he held the position of President of the organism administered by the Parc Olympique.

Who’s David Heurtel?

His election in 2013 as a Liberal candidate surprised many. At the end of the years 90 it worked as attaché of Bernard Landry, when it was Minister of Finance of the Government of the part Québécois, for which it was supposed that it was in favor of the independence of Quebec.

At the time he explained that the debate on the Charte des Valeurs of the former Pequista government of Pauline Marois was what ended him away from the independence movement. “Today I am at a time when my values, my opinions, join those of the Liberal Party of Quebec,” he said in 2013 to the Canadian Press agency.

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