Former premier Jean Charest says a return to politics is unlikely, but he appears to have left the door open for a return — just a little bit.
"Never say never," the former premier told a CBC interviewer from Hong Kong this morning. "You never know what life is going to throw at you."
Charest is now working with the law firm of McCarthy Tetrault, and is currently on a business trip in the far east.
He says he says no regrets about what he's done in his 28 years in public life.
"I feel like I did the best I could in the time I was there," Charest says. "It was a great experience."
Charest announced his retirement from politics the day after his government was defeated by the Parti Québécois in 2012.
He was first elected as a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament in 1984, and served as that party's leader from 1993 to 1998, when he moved to Quebec City to take over the reins of the Quebec Liberal party.