(Quebec) The former MP for Vanier-Les Rivières, Patrick Huot, has been appointed director general of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ).

Mr. Huot was chosen by the party’s executive council. QLP President Rafael P. Ferraro said in a statement that this was a quality appointment for the party, praising his organizational skills and political experience.

The main interested party says he wants to unite the party, by joining all those who have been involved in the past, and those who are present today.

He added that the party should “look to the future, without forgetting [its] foundations”.

Patrick Huot has been involved in the PLQ for a long time. He was MNA for Vanier-Les Rivières, in the Quebec region, from 2008 to 2012, then from 2014 to 2018.

After his defeat at the hands of CAQ MP Mario Asselin, he had a brief stint at the Museum of Civilization, before becoming chief of staff to former Liberal leader Dominique Anglade from 2020 to 2021.

He was previously a manager in the public service, according to the party.