MATANE – The minister of Transport, François Bonnardel, met, Thursday, the president-acting director general of the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), François Bertrand, to advise that he would put an end to his mandate.
“In the light of what I observe from my post, for the past three months, the current direction was no longer able to provide its mission critical and the confidence that I need him just was no longer there”, justified the minister Bonnardel. I want to thank him for his services over the last ten years.”
The council of ministers endorsed the recommendation of Mr. Bonnardel appoint the associate deputy minister to the territory of the ministry of Transport, Stéphane Lafaut, to ensure the management temporary of the STQ. The employment of the Department since 2016, Mr. Lafaut had a career in the canadian armed Forces, where he held positions of senior management. “He has my confidence to enable the Société des traversiers fulfill its mission and meet the expectations of the quebec government, stressed the minister of Transport. Mr. Lafaut’s mission will be to make a statement on the status of the service notes that the short, medium and long terms. He will also have to put in place a plan of action to ensure this succession. “I also asked him to undertake an organizational diagnosis of the STQ, adds François Bonnardel. I want this company Condition to reach the highest standards of performance and that it is a source of pride for Quebecers, particularly in the regions where it provides services.”
Recall that the decisions taken on Thursday by the minister of Transport arising from the situation of the ferry F.-A.-Gauthier, who has taken all the allure of a black series, accumulating failures over failures.
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