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Quebec election rumours keep swirling as two ministers announce they won't run

Quebec election rumours keep swirling as two ministers announce they won't run
July 16, 2012 - 3:54 PM

QUEBEC - Two more ministers from Quebec Premier Jean Charest's cabinet say they won't run again — fuelling speculation the province is headed for a mid-summer election call.

The Canadian Press has learned that Education Minister Michelle Courchesne and International Relations Minister Monique Gagnon-Tremblay won't seek re-election.

This information surfaces after longtime Liberal Norman MacMillan recently acknowledged he was asked by the party to bring forward the timing of his retirement announcement.

Charest's governing Liberals have also chosen candidates for each of the province's 125 ridings and the party's MNAs have reportedly begun to have their campaign photos taken.

The premier is thought to be leaning toward a Sept. 4 election that would be called at the beginning of August.

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