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Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos Taking Medical Leave

The Liberal MP from Quebec City says he had a pulmonary embolism.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2020. Duclos' duties will be taken over by Joyce Murray, the minister of digital government, during his time off.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2020. Duclos' duties will be taken over by Joyce Murray, the minister of digital government, during his time off.

OTTAWA — Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos is stepping aside due to illness.

Duclos says in a statement that he felt persistent chest pain over the past several days.

He went to hospital on Sunday and was told he had a pulmonary embolism.

He says he is home again and feeling well, but his doctor recommended he rest for a few days.

Joyce Murray, the minister of digital government, will assume his duties for now.

Duclos has been the Liberal MP for a Quebec City riding since 2015, and was the minister for social development in the Trudeau government’s first mandate.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2021.

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