POLITICS

Former cabinet minister Line Beauchamp snags provincial foreign posting in Paris

09/10/2014 05:12 EDT | Updated 11/10/2014 05:59 EST
QUEBEC - A former Liberal cabinet minister under Jean Charest has snagged a prime foreign posting with the province.

Line Beauchamp is heading to Paris where she'll serve as the province's representative at UNESCO.

Beauchamp held the communication, environment and education portfolios at various times during her 14-year political career.

The former deputy premier resigned her post and seat in May 2012 during the height of the student unrest over tuition fee increases.

The 51-year-old Beauchamp had recently been working as a strategic adviser.

Quebec has several delegations, bureaus and trade offices around the world.

Beauchamp was one of several appointments made by Premier Philippe Couillard following a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Former Liberal minister Christos Sirros is heading to London, where he'll be Quebec's new delegate.

He had most recently been Quebec's delegate in Brussels.

Sirros was a Liberal member of the legislature for 23 years and held cabinet positions under ex-premiers Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson.