Rookie Nelligan MNA appointed as president of treasury board

Martin Coiteux also minister of government admin and program revision

By Kevin Woodhouse

Nelligan MNA Martin Coiteux has been appointed as minister of government administration and program revision as well as president of the province’s treasury board for the next government mandate.

During the election, two aspects of the Quebec economy were emphasized by the Liberal Party. The first was to re-start the sluggish economic growth of the last 18 months and “get a respectable control over the province’s expenditures,” Coiteux told The Suburban, adding that both those issues would be his priorities in his new role.

“We need money to fund our programs and to discipline our spending because we cannot ask Quebecers for more revenue through tax increases,” the rookie Nelligan MNA said.

Coiteux noted that government spending at current levels and revenues coming Martin Coiteux in to province are simply “becoming incompatible and we have to come up with permanent solutions.”

Because of the province’s aging population, Coiteux was asked if there will be enough of a work force to sustain all of the social programs. “The positive side to this kind of scenario is the ability to easily restructure public spending when there is a high rate of retirements,” he said.

Because of the province’s deficit, certain programs will have to be cut and this will fall under Coiteux’s jurisdiction. When asked if cutting programs could result in another Maple Spring from the populace, Coiteux again took a positive approach. “Premier Philippe Couillard emphasized that the province has some tough decisions to make and we feel that the population understands these challenges as well.

“Something has to be done since we cannot raise taxes as that approach drags down overall revenues,” said Coiteux. “I think the province is ready for some permanent decisions while preserving education, health care and caring for our most vulnerable.”
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),

ga(‘create’, ‘UA-45892555-1’, ‘’);
ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’);

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial