QUEBEC — Philippe Couillard has officially become Quebec premier after being sworn in at a ceremony this afternoon.
His deputy premier will be Lise Theriault, who will also be public security minister.
Rookie politician Carlos Leitao has been named finance minister.
Leitao is a former chief economist with the Laurentian Bank.
Couillard’s Liberals won 70 of the province’s 125 ridings in the April 7 election.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, he should be premier for more than four years because the next general election is set for October 2018.