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Former Quebec cabinet minister Jacques Daoust dead at 69

Quebec minister Jacques Daoust has died.
Quebec minister Jacques Daoust has died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister Jacques Daoust has died less than two weeks after suffering a stroke.

Premier Philippe Couillard  said Thursday morning Daoust did a lot for Quebec in his career.

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Daoust, 69, was elected to the national assembly in 2014 and became transport minister in January 2016.

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He kept the position until he stepped down as a member of the legislature last August because of controversy surrounding his role in the sale of hardware chain Rona Inc.

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