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.