(Montreal) Recyc-Quebec will change patrons again; its president and chief executive officer (CEO) Sonia Gagné is thanked after five years at the head of the organization, which has seen all its leaders be fired, resign or not be reappointed for twenty years, learned The Press.

The mandate of Ms. Gagné, which expired on Monday, “will not be renewed”, confirmed Mélina Jalbert, press secretary to the Minister of the Environment, the Fight against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, Benoit Cart.

“Senior Jobs met with Ms. Sonia Gagné a few weeks ago to inform [her] of this,” said Ms. Jalbert, who did not explain the reasons for the decision.

The person who will succeed him has been chosen, but his identity has not been revealed, the Council of Ministers must first ratify this appointment.

Sonia Gagné arrived at the Quebec Society for Recovery and Recycling (Recyc-Québec) in 2012, where she notably held two positions as vice-president before taking the helm of the organization in January 2018, after the resignation of the CEO. previous, left to take up a job in the private sector.

The Council of Ministers had officially entrusted him with the reins of the organization a little less than three months later, for a mandate to end on March 27, 2023, specifies the government decree.

The Legault government brought about significant changes to recovery and recycling during Sonia Gagné’s tenure as head of Recyc-Québec, including the adoption of reforms to curbside collection and beverage container deposits.

“Madame Gagné is still in office,” a spokeswoman for the state-owned company, Véronique Boulanger, told La Presse in a terse email.

“Pursuant to section 11.1 of the Crown Corporations Governance Act, upon the expiry of their term, Board members shall remain in office until reappointed or replaced” , she said without further details.

The CEO’s annual salary was $151,345, in addition to a monthly allowance of $1,225 for her living expenses in Quebec “for the duration of the present mandate or until her move”, indicated the decree of her nomination.