Globe & Mail fact checker on holidays, Jean Charest is forgotten

4 responses

  1. ... says:

    Ministers of state aren’t full cabinet ministers… they are cabinet ministers’ assistants. I think that’s what they are getting at. If you look, Jean Charest didn’t become a full cabinet minister until the age of 32, when he became Minister of the Environment according to

  2. Canadian says:

    Maybe you should check your own facts and not try to censor by deleting my comment, eh? Ministers of State aren’t full cabinet ministers. They are cabinet ministers’ assistants. Look it up in Wikipedia since you like using it as your source.

  3. Mark McQueen says:

    Thanks for these two posts. Not trying to censor anything. We moderate comments and sometimes there is a lag.

    Mr. Charest was a Minister of State at 28. He was a member of the Privy Council, but most importantly he attended Cabinet as a Minister. It would not be accurate to say that a Minister of State is an “assistant”.

    I agree that he didn’t have a meaningful portfolio until he got Environment, but he was still a Cabinet Minister at age 28, which was the reference the Globe was making.


  4. @Consuelatvi says:

    So does everyone else squander to much time on the net.

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