Executive Council of Quebec

The Executive Council of Quebec (in French, le Conseil exécutif du Québec, but informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Quebec and in French: le Conseil des ministres) is the cabinet of the government of Quebec, Canada.[1]

Usually made up of members of the Quebec National Assembly, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada, while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ, there are a number of portfolios that differ between the federal and provincial governments.

The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, as representative of the Queen in Right of Quebec, heads the Council, and is referred to as the Governor-in-Council. Other members of the Cabinet, who advise, or minister, the vice-regal, are selected by the Premier of Quebec, and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most Cabinet Ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level, the most important Cabinet post, after that of the prime minister or premier, is Minister of Finance. Today, the next most powerful position is the Health Portfolio, which has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful portfolios include education and energy.

Current Cabinet

The current Cabinet has been in place since October 18, 2018, after the 2018 election elected the Coalition Avenir Québec under François Legault.

His Honour The Honourable J. Michel Doyon (2015-)
Portfolio Minister
Minister Responsible for Youth Issues

Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers

François Legault
Deputy Premier
Minister of Public Security

Minister Responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region

Geneviève Guilbault
Minister of Education and Higher Education Jean-François Roberge
Minister of Health and Social Services Danielle McCann
Minister of Economy and Innovation

Chair of the Comité ministériel de l’économie et de l’environnement

Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region

Pierre Fitzgibbon
Minister of Finance

Minister Responsible for the Laval Region

Eric Girard
Minister Responsible for Government Administration

Chair of the Conseil du trésor

Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region

Christian Dubé
Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change Benoit Charette
Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers Marguerite Blais
Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration

Government House Leader

Simon Jolin-Barrette
Minister of Transport

Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region

François Bonnardel
Minister of Justice

Minister Responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie

Sonia LeBel
Minister of Families

Minister Responsible for the Outaouais Region

Mathieu Lacombe
Minister of International Relations and Francophonie Nadine Girault
Deputy Minister of Transport

Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region

Chantal Rouleau
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region

Andrée Laforest
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Minister Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec Region

André Lamontagne
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region

Jonatan Julien
Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks

Minister Responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region and the Nord-du-Québec Region

Pierre Dufour
Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity

Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region

Jean Boulet
Minister of Culture and Communications

Minister Responsible for the French Language

Nathalie Roy
Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs

Minister Responsible for the Laurentides Region

Sylvie D’Amours
Deputy Minister of Education

Minister responsible for the Status of Women

Isabelle Charest
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Lionel Carmant
Minister for Regional Economic Development

Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region, the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region and the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region

Marie-Eve Proulx
Minister for Government Digital Transformation Éric Caire


  1. "Conseil exécutif". Ministère du Conseil exécutif. Government of Quebec. Retrieved January 23, 2012.

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