Philippe Couillard was sworn in as Québec’s 31st Premier on April 23. His Québec Liberal Party obtained 41% of the votes in the April 7 general elections and formed a majority government after winning in 70 of Québec’s 125 constituencies.
"Tonight Québec has won. All of Québec has won by giving itself a stable government," he said during his victory speech. “Québec now has a priority of economy and employment."
The incumbent Parti Québécois finished second with 30 seats, the Coalition Avenir Quebec took 22 and Quebec Solidaire picked up three.
The new government has pledged to stimulate investment in mining, energy and forestry by relaunching Plan Nord. It is also developping the first maritime strategy in Québec’s history, to maximize the potential of the St. Lawrence river and estuary and stimulate economic development in all Québec regions.
On April 23, Premier Couillard also unveiled his cabinet of 26 ministers, naming Christine St-Pierre as the new Minister of International Relations.
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Québec Premier's official website