- François Legault
Infobox QuebecMNA | name= Francois Legault
caption= François Legault in 2000
December 15, 1998
birth_date= birth date and age |1957|05|26
party= Parti québécois
party colour= Parti québécois
portfolio= Finances, Economic Development
François Legault (born
May 26, 1957in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec, Canada, and a member of the National Assembly of Quebec. A member of the Parti Québécois(PQ), he was first elected in the 1998 Quebec election in the riding of Rousseau in the Lanaudièreregion.
Legault has a bachelor's and
master's degreein business administrationfrom the HEC Montreal. He worked as an administrator for Provigo, a finance director for Nationairand an auditorfor Ernst & Young. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Air Transat.
After his 1998 election, He was drafted by
Lucien Bouchardto serve as Minister for Industryand Commerce. He was later named the Minister of Education.
When Bouchard resigned, it was said that Legault would support
Pauline Maroisagainst Bernard Landry. He later clarified his position as being in favour of Landry's candidacy.
Landry appointed Legault as State Minister of Education and later as Minister of Health and Social Services. He was re-elected in 2003 while the PQ lost to the
Quebec Liberal Party. He was named during the mandate the critic for economics, economic developmentand finances. After his 2007 re-election, he was renamed the PQ critic in economic development and finances.
Legault is said to be a natural contender for the PQ's leadership. He endorsed
Richard Legendrein the PQ leadership raceof 2005.
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