Jacques Parizeau announced his new cabinet on Sept. 26 and kept the sensitive Native Affairs post for himself. David Cliche, elected in a Montreal suburb, will be Parizeau’s special Parliamentary secretary on native issues.

Abitibi-West MNA Francois Gendron is getting the Natural Resources Ministry. PQ deputy Richard Le Hir got one of the government’s top jobs—Minister of Restructuring the Public Service for an independent Quebec.

Jacques Brassard, the MNA for Lac-St-Jean, got the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife. Crees may recall Brassard as the fellow who said if natives don’t go along with an independent Quebec, they will have to face the police and courts.