One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s senior cupboard ministers is stepping except for his duties quickly as he offers with a medical difficulty.
In an announcement, Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos stated he has been experiencing chest ache in latest days and a physician has now identified him with a pulmonary embolism — an arterial blockage in his lungs.
“I’m now back home and feeling well, but as per my doctor’s recommendations, I will rest for a few days,” Duclos stated. “Let us keep taking care of each other. See you soon!”
Joyce Murray, the minister of digital authorities, will assume Duclos’s tasks whereas he recovers “for a few days.”
Duclos additionally serves because the vice-chair of Prime Minister Trudeau’s COVID-19 cupboard committee and is a member of the cupboard operations committee, a key physique within the govt department that offers with “urgent and emerging issues.”
The Treasury Board place is a vital one in authorities, because the occupant acts as a form of normal supervisor for the general public service, establishing insurance policies and requirements in a variety of areas and overseeing the implementation of applications throughout the federal authorities.
The Treasury Board president retains an eye fixed on the federal government’s monetary administration and spending and manages human assets points, together with collective bargaining agreements with unions.
While the job tends to be one of many much less public-facing positions in cupboard, Duclos has been a daily participant at COVID-19 briefings over the previous yr, the place he has answered questions on all the pieces from vaccine procurement and border closures to hire aid for small companies.