Robert Dutil, former Quebec cabinet minister, retiring from National Assembly
Liberal MNA for Beauce-Sud previously served as minister of transport and public safety
Former Quebec cabinet minister Robert Dutil is leaving the National Assembly to take a job in the private sector.
Dutil, the Liberal MNA for Beauce-Sud, made the announcement on Facebook today.
"I made the extremely difficult decision after I was presented with a professional opportunity," he said.
Dutil will take over as senior vice-president of the construction company Canam-ponts later this month.
Dutil previously served as revenue minister and public safety minister.
Premier Philippe Couillard is required to call a by-election to fill his seat within six months.
Dutil's announcement follows several high-profile resignations from the provincial Liberals this year including Gilles Ouimet, Marguerite Blais and Yves Bolduc.