Quebec premier shuffles cabinet

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has shuffled his cabinet following the resignation of his transport minister Friday afternoon.

Laurent Lessard will replace Jacques Daoust as transport minister, while Luc Blanchette will take over Lessard’s duties as minister of forests, wildlife and parks.

Daoust, 68, had faced mounting criticism in recent months over his alleged role in authorizing the sale of a Quebec hardware chain while he was the province’s economy minister.

Although Daoust...

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