An incursion for the first time in the behind the scenes of the Council of ministers

News 20 December, 2017
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    The prime minister, Philippe Couillard

    Marie-Renée Grondin

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:09

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:09

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    The prime minister Philippe Couillard has lifted the veil on one of the most mysterious of the national Assembly, or the Council of ministers.

    It is broadcasting live video on Facebook it has allowed users to first discover his or her office, located on the 3rd floor of the building Honoré-Mercier, which was also one of the prime and first ministers from Quebec since Maurice Duplessis.

    We discover a prime minister without a tie, like that of his colleagues who lived in Wednesday, their last Council of ministers of the year 2017.

    “People are going to be pretty relaxed in their presentation,” warned Philippe Couillard, adding that “it takes nothing away from the seriousness of the exercise.”

    Only the minister of Finance, Carlos Leitao, still carries a, can we learn in the video.

    The prime minister then invites the people to follow him to the 2nd floor of the building where is located the famous hall of the Council of ministers.

    It must first pass the security, which is ensured by the special constable of the national Assembly.

    The other element is “very important”: the ministers must leave their cellular phones and their tablet in a dovecote provided for this purpose before entering the room, emphasizes the politician.

    It is also possible to learn that, apart from ministers, other lucky people can attend the deliberations, either of the people in the office of the prime minister and senior officials.