The former interim leader of the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ), Pierre Arcand, is leaving politics.
The member of the national assembly (MNA) will officially announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election.
A spokesman for the Liberal Party confirmed the news to French newspaper La Presse on Sunday. The official announcement as well as the name of the party’s next candidate in the riding of Mont-Royal–Outremont in Montreal will be announced on Monday.
Arcand is retiring after a 15-year political career on the provincial scene. He was elected as a Liberal for the first time in 2007 in that same riding.
He is the eleventh Liberal out of a caucus of 27 MNAs to announce their departure. Former ministers Lise Thériault, Christine St-Pierre and Hélène David are among the other departures.