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Coroner’s inquest: “I take my responsibilities”, says Marguerite Blais

The Minister of Seniors, Marguerite Blais, opened her much-awaited testimony at the inquest of coroner Géhane Kamel by explaining her absence in November.

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“I take my responsibilities, I was supposed to come and meet you in November, [mais] I was pretty too emotional, ”she said, recalling that she had been off work due to burnout since last fall.

“To see people die, we can not be indifferent to that”, she added, affirming that it was about a “fundamental” investigation.

Marguerite Blais and the director of civil security at the Ministry of Health, Martin Simard, will be the last two witnesses heard by the coroner. The performance part will then begin, starting on Monday.