Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec and MNA for L’Assomption
François Legault started his career as an auditor and team leader at Ernst & Young, where he worked from 1978 to 1984. He was named the director of finance and administration for Nationair Canada in 1984.
In 1985, Mr. Legault became marketing director for Quebecair. He then cofounded Air Transat in 1986 and served as its president and CEO until 1997. During his years in the business world, he served as a board member for companies such as Provigo, Culinar, Sico, Technolab and Bestar. He is a fellow of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants.
While in government, Mr. Legault oversaw many initiatives that benefited Quebecers: success plans for schools, binding performance contracts with universities, and an action plan (“Making the Right Choices”) that laid out a clear road map to reform the Quebec health care system.
On February 21, 2011, with entrepreneur Charles Sirois, François Legault launched the “Coalition for Quebec’s future”, a non-profit organization whose goal was to promote public political ideas. After writing four documents describing his priorities to ensure Quebec’s future growth, François Legault embarked on a major tour of 17 Quebec regions in fall 2011.
On November 14, 2011, when regrettably realizing that Quebec’s political parties remained idle to his practical and effective proposals, he responded to the call of thousands of Quebecers by founding a new party: the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ).
He gave the CAQ five core objectives: Investing in education, providing superior and accessible healthcare services, developing an economy of owners, promoting the French language and cultural awareness, and ensuring integrity in public affairs.
François Legault was born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on May 26, 1957. He is married and a father of two. He has a bachelor’s in business administration (public accounting) and a master’s in business administration (MBA in Finance) from HEC Montreal.
Bureau de circonscription
831, l'Ange‑Gardien blvd. North, Suite 208
L'Assomption (Quebec) J5W1P5