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Fortin named Minister of Transportation

Pontiac MNA André Fortin was named Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification during a provincial cabinet shuffle on Oct. 11. Fortin had his hands full from the get-go, as his appointment came in the midst of a high-profile dispute with ride-sharing multinational Uber.

Caleb Nickerson
QUEBEC CITY Oct. 11, 2017
On Oct. 11, Pontiac MNA André Fortin was sworn in as Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification during a provincial cabinet shuffle in Quebec City.
The move came as a surprise to many, including Fortin, as he is a backbencher in his first term at the National Assembly.
“I had a meeting with the premier on Tuesday morning in Montreal and it was made public Wednesday morning, so really I had no forewarning,” he said. “Obviously, I was a little surprised … going right from the backbench to such an important portfolio, but I’m honoured to take on the role and look after transportation for all Quebecers.”

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