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Quebec’s new education minister takes leave of absence

WATCH ABOVE: Philippe Couillard's Liberal government shuffles its cabinet for the first time.

QUEBEC CITY – The province’s new Education Minister, Pierre Moreau, is taking a forced leave of absence.

In a brief press release, the Ministry of Education announced Moreau underwent several examinations over the last few days before being released from hospital.

Last Thursday, he was taken away from the National Assembly in an ambulance during the Quebec government’s cabinet shuffle.

READ MORE: Big changes as Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard shuffles cabinet

He was not present for the swearing-in.

Spokesperson Catherine Poulin said Moreau is expected to take a few days off before “slowly returning to his duties,” and would not comment further on the matter.

Moreau previously held the post of Municipal Affairs Minister.

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