Marc Picard sat in the National Assembly for almost 20 years.
The Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) loses a pillar a few weeks before the general election is called.
The deputy for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Marc Picard, and the party announced in a press release Wednesday after- noon that he will not stand again on October 3.
This former ADQ member, who sat as an independent from 2009 to 2012, thus renounces to run for an eighth consecutive term in the National Assembly.
First elected in 2003, Marc Picard served for almost 20 years in Parliament.
< p class="e-p"> Until very recently, I had the firm intention of presenting myself again, he explains in the press release. But during my vacation, events made me realize the need and the importance of being present for my spouse.
François Legault describes for his part M. Picard as a pillar. I will always be grateful to him for having believed in our project, he wrote, referring to the fact that the MP for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière was among the first to join the CAQ, in 2012, in the wake of the founding of the party.
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