Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Tourism Minister Julie Boulet Not Seeking Re-Election

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Tourism Minister Julie Boulet Not Seeking Re-Election

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Quebec cabinet minister Boulet won't run again

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TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - A fifth member of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard's Liberal cabinet has announced she won't seek re-election later this year.

Tourism Minister Julie Boulet said Monday she no longer has the energy or the motivation to run again.

"Politics has occupied an important place in my life, but the frantic pace, the demanding schedules and having to be so widely available to do my job properly led me to make this difficult decision," she told a news conference in Trois-Rivieres.

Boulet, 58, has been a member of the legislature since 2001 when she was elected in the riding of Laviolette in a byelection.

She has held various other cabinet portfolios over the years, including transport and employment. …

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