Canada’s education minister says she has no plans to step down as minister

Education Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has said she has not resigned.

Bibeau announced Friday she would remain in her post until the end of the federal election campaign, citing family reasons.

She made the announcement after a special meeting of her cabinet, in which she said she was asked by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team to lead a project to address the issue of young people’s academic and emotional well-being.

The minister said she would work to support the work of the Minister of Education’s Department of Youth and Community Development, and to assist those in need.

“I am proud to be a part of a government that has been committed to ensuring that our young people have the tools they need to succeed and that our community can thrive,” Bibeaus said.

“This will be an exciting and challenging year for Canada and a very exciting opportunity for our young children.

We will not be leaving the public service without a clear vision for the future.”

The cabinet met for the first time since Trudeau took office in February, and Bibeauer said it was a moment of reflection.

“As a minister, I have seen firsthand how important it is for young people to be given the support they need and I will continue to do everything I can to provide that support,” she said.

“As the youngest member of the cabinet, I want to thank everyone who helped shape my vision and help shape the Government of Canada.”

Bibeaus will be in charge of the education portfolio until the federal elections are called in October 2019.