Longtime Liberal MNA Jean-Marc Fournier won't run again in October

Government House Leader and longtime Quebec Liberal Jean-Marc Fournier is set to announce he won't be seeking re-election when Quebecers go to the polls in October.

Fournier made that official on Wednesday afternoon at a news conference in Quebec City. He'll stay on as an MNA until then.

He has held a number of cabinet positions since he was first elected to the National Assembly as the MNA for Chateauguay in 1994, including minister of education, municipal affairs, justice and revenue.

Fournier is also the current minister for Canadian relations and the Canadian francophonie.

He briefly left provincial politics in 2008 and returned in 2010 — this time, as the member for St. Laurent.

Fournier joins five other Liberal members who've officially announced they wouldn't seek re-election.