Harper just made it official, names Lebel regional political minister for Quebec, dumps Paradis

Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Denis Lebel was named Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new Quebec regional political minister earlier this month, but he’s been playing the role unofficially for two years, says a senior Conservative source.

Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel takes over for International Development Minister Christian Paradis as the regional political minister for Quebec at a critical time in the Conservative government's future in the province. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By Laura Ryckewaert

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, July 31, 2013 8:15 PM

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