François Legault

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François Legault

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Legault in 2011
32nd Premier of Quebec
Assumed office
October 18, 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorJ. Michel Doyon
DeputyGeneviève Guilbault
Preceded byPhilippe Couillard
Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec
Assumed office
November 4, 2011
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for L'Assomption
Assumed office
September 4, 2012
Preceded byScott McKay
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Rousseau
In office
December 15, 1998 – June 25, 2009
Preceded byLévis Brien
Succeeded byNicolas Marceau
Personal details
Born (1957-05-26) May 26, 1957 (age 63)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyParti Québécois (1998–2009)
Coalition Avenir Québec (2011–present)
Spouse(s)Isabelle Brais
Children2
ResidenceEdifice Price
Alma materHEC Montréal
Net worth$10,000,000
PortfolioFinances, Economic Development

François Legault (pronounced [fʁɑ̃swa ləɡo]; born May 26, 1957) is a Canadian politician and businessman. He is the 32nd and current Premier of Quebec since 2018. He has been Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) party since its founding in 2011. He was the co-founder of the Canadian airline Air Transat.[1]

Legault was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1998 to 2009. During this time, he was a part of the Parti Québécois (PQ).[2] He was a cabinet minister while Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry were Premier.[3] He was elected in the 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2008 elections. He did not run for election again in 2009, and stopped being a member of the National Assembly that year.[4] As a part of the CAQ, he became a member of the National Assembly again after the 2012 provincial election.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coalition avenir Québec". Directeur général des élections du Québec. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  2. Richer, Jocelyne (December 16, 2019). "Quebec Premier François Legault already planning his exit from political power". Global News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  3. Montpetit, Jonathan (October 1, 2018). "Who is François Legault, Quebec's next premier?". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  4. Boivin, Simon (June 24, 2009). "François Legault tire sa révérence". Le Soleil. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  5. "CAQ Leader François Legault elected in l'Assomption". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. September 4, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2020.