On August 11, 2010 Pierre Lessard replaced Line Beauchamp as Québec's new Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks (Ministre du Développement Durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs). Prior to holding this new position within the Charest government, Mr. Lessard, MNA for the Mont-Royal riding, was Minister of International Relations, Minister responsible for the Francophonie and a Member of the Comité Ministériel de la Prospérité Economique et du Développement Durable.