Pierre Fitzgibbon does not commit to finishing his mandate

Pierre Fitzgibbon does not commit to finishing his mandate
Pierre Fitzgibbon does not commit to finishing his mandate

Pillar of the Legault government, superminister Pierre Fitzgibbon refuses to commit to completing his current mandate. At most, he promises to deliver on his commitments, before bowing out.

Minister of the Economy and Energy, among others, Pierre Fitzgibbon returned to his recent comments to the newspaper on Wednesday Deals.

“I prefer to stick to two terms. I would be younger than Biden, but I think we should let [place] to take over. I believe in that,” he declared.

Pierre Fitzgibbon is 69 years old, while the American president has already celebrated 81 candles.

Fulfill your commitments

In the corridors of the National Assembly, the minister left doubts about his political future. “When I resign in the morning, you’re going to know,” he told reporters.

“I will finish the promises I made to Mr. Legault,” he assured.

This includes his bill to accelerate Quebec’s electricity development, which must be tabled by the end of the session.

The battery sector, with the projects of Northvolt and GM in particular, is also part of the legacy that he wishes to realize before leaving political life.

In a second press scrum, Mr. Fitzgibbon, however, clarified that he could remain in office for a third term, if he fails to deliver the goods by then.

Departures

The departure of the superminister would be bad news for Prime Minister François Legault, who saw some close collaborators leave the boat recently.

“Pierre is there for the entire mandate,” assured Mr. Legault during a press briefing after his minister’s exit.

Three weeks ago, government whip Eric Lefebvre left the CAQ caucus to run under the Conservative banner in the next federal election.

This week, it was the turn of the director of media relations, Manuel Dionne, to announce his departure to join the Federation of Specialist Physicians, in full negotiations with the government.

It was the fourth departure in a few weeks from the Prime Minister’s office.

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