No designated minister for anglophones as Quebec premier vows to take on portfolio himself

‘It’s not a bad arrangement,’ says president of Anglo lobby group, the Quebec Community Groups Network.

Premier François Legault has not appointed a minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers — instead, taking on the position himself.

Legault, a former sovereignist, plans to handle the portfolio in conjunction with his role as premier and minister responsible for youth issues.

He has assigned Laval MNA Christopher Skeete to be his parliamentary secretary, charged with overseeing the province’s Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

Legault addressed anglophone Quebecers at his swearing-in ceremony, saying in English he plans to “govern in a respectful manner with the historical anglophone community.”

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