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Quebec politician proposes during legislature session on Valentine's Day

Last Updated Feb 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Arthabaska Coalition Avenir Quebec MNA Eric Lefebvre smiles after putting a ring on his life partner Genevieve Laliberte after asking her to marry him, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. Lefebvre made his declaration of love while making a statement on Valentine's day as the legislature was sitting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

QUEBEC – A Quebec politician caused a Valentine’s Day stir when he proposed to his partner during a session of the provincial legislature this morning.

Eric Lefebvre popped the question to Genevieve Laliberte at the end of a speech in which he paid tribute to the spouses of Quebec legislature members.

Lefebvre warned the deputy Speaker he was about to break protocol before pulling out a ring and asking Laliberte, who was present in the audience, to marry him.

She accepted and he later slid a ring on her finger in the presence of television cameras.

It is the first time in recent memory that a politician has proposed during a session of the province’s legislature.

The national assembly also marked Valentine’s Day by placing a long-stemmed red rose on the desk of all 37 female legislature members.