By Marc Lalonde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Quebec Premier Francois Legault named his new Indigenous MNA to cabinet as expected last week, but not to the Indigenous Affairs file as some in the community had hoped. Former Montreal police officer Ian Lafreniere will stay in possession of the Indigenous Affairs portfolio while Duplessis’ Indigenous MNA, Kateri Champagne Jourdain was handed the economy portfolio. “I want to see her nomination as a signal of reconciliation between the Quebec nation, the First Nations and the Inuit,” Legault said. “I want to be clear that this doesn’t mean that Kateri has this on her shoulders, all Quebecers have this on their shoulders.” The new cabinet has 16 men and 14 women in addition to the premier himself. Legault has said his goal was to have
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