Former Liberal cabinet minister Jacques Daoust is in hospital after having a stroke.

Daoust's son Sebastien said Wednesday that Daoust was at home in Montreal when the stroke happened on Friday night and that his father is currently stable but so far is unable to communicate.

Daoust was elected as a Liberal MP in the riding of Verdun in April 2014, and served as Minister of the Economy until January 2016, when he was named Minister of Transport.

He resigned in August 2016 following the brouhaha over the sale of Rona.

Before entering politics Daoust was president and CEO of Investissement Quebec, having previously worked at Laurentian Bank, National Bank, SNC, and Valcartier Industries.

He also owns a vineyard in Hemmingford.