The premier’s office said on Friday that Marguerite Blais, the minister in charge of seniors, will be absent indefinitely due to health issues.
Blais is suffering from professional tiredness as well as a minor health concern, according to a representative for Quebec Premier François Legault.
Health Minster Christian Dubé has been tasked with taking over her files during her absence.
This is the second time since August that Blais has been on sick leave. She was away for several weeks in mid-August with leg pain.
At the time, rumours were being circulated that Blais was experiencing burnout, something her office categorically denied.
Nadine Girault, Quebec’s minister of immigration and international relations, revealed earlier this week that she would be taking a break from her duties to have surgery.
Girault is on his third sick leave in two years.
She had to put her activities on hold for a few weeks last September due to a back ailment, and she was forced to take time off in September 2019 after being diagnosed with lung cancer.