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December Byelection: Cabinet Minister and Vote Heurtel

december byelection: At least one other cabinet minister is reportedly contemplating his future, while about 10 Liberal backbenchers have also said they won't run again in the Oct. 1 vote, according to Vancouver Courier. Heurtel, 45, was first elected in a December 2013 byelection and was re-elected in his Montreal riding the following year. Heurtel confirmed the news on his Facebook page Friday and said illness in his family makes it impossible for him to continue his political career.article continues below Trending Stories Beautiful routes and road closures the pros and cons of Sunday's BMO Vancouver Marathon Aga Khan's visit to Vancouver this weekend expected to draw 20,000 people How to photograph people having sex without it becoming porn More than 1,000 affordable housing units to be built in Vancouver He joins fellow Liberal cabinet ministers Martin Coiteux, Stephanie Vallee and Jean-Marc Fournier in deciding to pack it in. He served as environment minister between 2014 and 2017 before moving to the immigration portfolio. As environment minister, he played an important role in boosting Quebec's stature on the international stage and in the fight against climate change, the premier said. In Montreal, Couillard paid tribute to Heurtel. ( As reported in the news.