PLQ: Carlos Leitao will not stand for re-election

PLQ: Carlos Leitao will not stand for re-election

The member of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ), Carlos Leitao, will not be a candidate in the general election of October 3 next.

Former Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will draw a line under political life at the end of his mandate, he confirmed in an interview with Radio- Canada.

Deputy for Robert-Baldwin since 2014, he nevertheless plans to take part in the development of the PLQ's electoral platform, which will be unveiled at the general council on June 11.

This is yet another blow to the party. Carlos Leitao is added to the list of deputies – Pierre Arcand, Paule Robitaille, Nicole Ménard, Jean Rousselle or even Christine St-Pierre – who have decided not to stand for another term.

Originally from Portugal, Mr. Leitao is the Official Opposition Critic for Infrastructure, Public Procurement Integrity, Public Finance and the Fight Against Climate Change.

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Before his career in politics, Carlos Leitao worked for thirty years in banking and financial services, notably for the Royal Bank of Canada.

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