LIVE: François Legault introduces Horacio Arruda's successor, Luc Boileau
The Premier of Quebec, François Legault
After accepting the resignation of the National Director of Health public Horacio Arruda, Monday evening, Prime Minister François Legault and Minister of Health Christian Dubé present his successor on Tuesday. Rumors have it that Dr Luc Boileau, until now CEO of the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS).
The announcement must take place at a press conference in Montreal:
Dr Boileau is Father Marjaurie Côté-Boileau, the press secretary to the Minister of Health. Before becoming CEO of INESSS, he held the same positions at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ). He was also CEO of the Montérégie Health and Social Services Agency.
It is still unknown how long Dr. Boileau will hold this post, if he is appointed.
Québec solidaire wants to “depoliticize the management of the pandemic”
For Québec solidaire, the appointment of Dr Arruda's successor is “an opportunity to depoliticize the management of the pandemic”.
“Québec solidaire proposes to François Legault to include the opposition parties in the process of appointing the person who will succeed him and that she be appointed by 2/3 of the National Assembly” , indicates Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois on his social networks.
Horacio Arruda held the role of National Director of Public Health for almost twelve years. It was in particular the criticisms of him that led him to resign.
“The recent comments made on the credibility of our opinions and our scientific rigor are undoubtedly causing a certain erosion of public support. In such a context, I consider it appropriate to offer you the possibility of replacing me before the end of my mandate, at least as national director of public health ”, he wrote in the letter from resignation sent to François Legault.
More details to come