Former Quebec premier Jean Charest to join top Montreal law firm: sources
Quebec Premier Jean Charest speaks to reporters during an election campaign stop in La Prairie, Que., Monday, August 20, 2012. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:26PM EDT
QUEBEC--It may not have been his number one job choice, but former Quebec premier Jean Charest has decided to return to practising law.
Sources tell The Canadian Press that Charest will likely accept a post at one of Montreal's largest law firms.
While his choice of law firm may not be final, sources close to Charest say there's no doubt about his decision to return to the field.
Charest, who served as Quebec premier for nine years, has received offers from five major law firms in Montreal and one in Toronto since losing the provincial election on Sept. 4.
Charest briefly practised law in Sherbrooke, Que., before embarking on a career in politics in 1984 at age 26 that spanned nearly three decades at the provincial and federal level.
He stepped down as leader of the Quebec Liberals after losing to the Parti Quebecois.