Quebec opposition insists Transport Minister should resign over Rona shares sale

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QUEBEC CITY – Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ), the second opposition party, wants Transport Minister Jacques Daoust to step down.

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It’s the result of another auditor general’s report that found Daoust personally authorized the sale of Investissement Quebec’s shares in Rona.

The CAQ said in a press conference on Feb. 3 that the minister told media he was not aware of the sale and accused Daoust of lying to the public.

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“She’s not to be blamed because she’s working with the documents that have been given to her,” he said.

“What I said in February is exact – I’ve never been informed of that transaction.”

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Daoust said the auditor general is mistaken, and he stands by his original comments.

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