Federal cabinet minister Jean-Yves Duclos taking medical leave

Photo: Government of Canada website

A Canadian Press article reported on Feb. 23 that Liberal cabinet minister Jean-Yves Duclos has stepped aside temporarily due to illness.  The article on the National Newswatch website states: 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