Daughter of former premier now weed lobbyist
The daughter of former Quebec Premier Jean Charest is now a pot lobbyist.
Alexandra Dionne Charest is now representing the interests of National Access Cannabis, a company that assists people in legally obtaining medicinal marijuana.
According to the provincial registry of lobbyists, Dionne Charest is looking to make "the government aware of [National Access's] mission" and the role it "can play in the implementation of legalization and the distribution of cannabis."
She is targeting the premier's office and several ministries:
- Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion
- Ministry of Culture and Communications
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Health and Social Services
- Department of Public Safety
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of the Executive Council
- Ministry of Tourism
- Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation
- Minister responsible for the Montreal region (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy)
- Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Dionne Charest has been a registered lobbyist for three years now and works for HATLEY, a strategic communications and lobbying firm based out of Montreal.