Couillard putting finishing touches on cabinet

Final phone calls are going out today to the MNA's selected for the new Liberal cabinet.

La Presse is reporting that Premier-elect
Philippe Couillard has selected the former head of the Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists Gaétan Barrette as Health Minister.

West Island Robert Baldwin MNA Carlos Leitao will be named Finance Minister and  Verdun MNA Jacques Daoust will head Economioc Development.

Prior to entering politics Daoust was head of Investment Quebec.

The newspaper says a number of familiar names are being asked to meet with Couillard today including former Transport Minister Sam Hamad and Saint Laurent MNA Jean-Marc Fournier who held a number of key cabinet positions under former Premier Jean Charest.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon at the National Assembly.

Photo Credit: La Presse

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