Executive Board

The national executive board is responsible for managing and overviewing the party`s activities and affairs. It applies the constitution and manages the organization’s finances. It appoints the members of all the commissions and committees created by the party.

  • Stéphane Le Bouyonnec

    President

    President
    Expérience

    A graduate from the Polytechnique school of Montreal, Stéphane Le Bouyonnec is the founding president of FTM Synergis Capital, a leading Quebec based corporate financial consulting firm, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He is the chairman of the board for Adventure Gold (TSX) and for SC 360, as well as board member for Léger Marketing. At the invitation of the Canadian Minister of Finance, he sat at the Task Force for the Payment System Review, for modernisation purposes. Mr. Le Bouyonnec’s career began as an engineer for Lavalin. He also held various managerial positions for companies such as Hypocrat (TSX), Sécor, Orthosoft (TSX) and for the Solidarity Fund (QFL).

  • Martin Labrie

    Official Representative

    Official Representative
    Expérience

    Martin G. Labrie is a chartered accountant (CA) and a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants (CPA). For over twenty years, he has been offering consulting and strategic planning for companies operating in various industries. Labrie’s fields of expertise include business restructuring and negotiating developmental financial solutions. Along the years, he has acquired a solid reputation based on integrity, accountability and competence.

  • Claire Isabelle

    Chair of the Political Committee

    Chair of the Political Committee
    Expérience

    Claire Isabelle, PhD, is Assistant Professor for Educational Administration at the Education Division of the University of Ottawa. She has a Joint Doctorate in Communication Science. She was a teacher and pedagogical advisor in the regions of Montreal and Montérégie, and at the University of Moncton in New-Brunswick. She has written over thirty scientific publications and presented many national and international communications about the learning environment, competence in the French Canadian school boards, distance education, and professional learning communities. Claire Isabelle is also the founder and leader of the organization Class Alliance (Alliance de classe), as well as a consultant for the schools in Quebec. Board member at the Gardens of Napierville Chamber of Commerce, she works on cases pertaining to buying local products and the promotion of Quebec’s agro-food produce. Mrs. Isabelle was a candidate at the 2012 and 2014 elections in the riding of Huntingdon.

  • Céline Tessier

    Chair of the Comitty on legal affairs

    Chair of the Comitty on legal affairs
    Expérience

    An experienced attorney and partner at the law firm Séguin Racine, Céline Tessier is an experienced litigator. She is a specialist in commercial and complex civil claims, and has over twenty years of experience with courts of all jurisdictions, including administrative tribunals.

  • Mario Asselin

    VICE-PRESIDENT — East Quebec

    VICE-PRESIDENT — East Quebec
    Expérience

    Mario Asselin holds a Bachelor of Science in human kinetics (BScHK), also he is a former school principal, and former lecturer at the University of Montreal. Today he is a well-known blogger and columnist. He founded his own web platform: “Mario tout de go” and has been a writer for the Huffington Post, Le Voir, and Le Journal de Québec. He is also a frequent commentator on the radio station BLVD 102,1. Mario Asselin is currently working as a consultant within his own company, which is specialized in the use of web tools to manage digital content, to learn and do business. He sits on the board of directors of the Institut de gouvernance numérique and the Institut des troubles d’apprentissage. Mario Asselin is involved since 2011 in the political formation led by François Legault. He ran as candidate in the riding of Taschereau in 2012 and Louis-Hébert in 2014 for the Coalition Avenir Quebec. He also served as head advisor of the parliamentary wing of the CAQ in 2013.

  • Stéphanie Lachance

    Vice-President — East Quebec

    Vice-President — East Quebec
    Expérience

    A graduate of Laval University with a bachelor’s in Public Communication, and a mother, Stéphanie Lachance is a Sales and Operations Manager in a firm specializing in HR management and development. In 2014, she was a Coalition Avenir Québec candidate for Bellechasse. Well aware of the challenges, she has been involved in politics for many years with the goal to contribute for a better and wealthier Quebec for generations to come! A passion for education has led Mrs. Lachance to work ten years in the field of education, for Grand Duc Publishing. She has joined teachers in the east of Quebec in the efforts to implement new and up to date learning material. These ten years have enabled her to become familiar with the individuals and the realities in these circles. With great commitment to her community, she sat on many boards and was President of the institution ALPHA of Chutes-de-la-Chaudière from 1999 to 2005.

  • David Raynaud

    VICE-PRESIDENT — EAST QUEBEC

    VICE-PRESIDENT — EAST QUEBEC
    Expérience

    David Raynaud is completing a Bachelor in Political Science at the University of Montreal. Before running as Vice-President West of the Quebec for the CAQ, David Raynaud has held numerous functions inside the party. He has been Regional Representative of the West of Montreal Island for the Youth Commission (CRCAQ), from 2013 to 2014. Afterwards, he became the first elected CRCAQ president, a position he held from February 2014 to September 2015. He has been the first CRCAQ president to defend the interest of the Youth Commission inside the National Executive Board of the CAQ. He became recently one of the founding members of the Club of the caquist students of the University of Montreal and has been elected its first president.

    All that time, he kept fully involved as a volunteer by holding the position of director of the Local Action Committee of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) from March 2013 to September 2014; campaign organizer for the CAQ candidate in NDG during the elections of 2014, Noah Sidel, and director of the Local Action Committee of Outremont, from March 2016 to this day.

  • Muriel Di Battista

    Vice-President — West Quebec

    Vice-President — West Quebec
    Expérience

    Now the holder of a Bachelor of Science degree at the Faculty of Continuing Education of the University of Montreal, I have before dedicated myself to represent my fellow students before many institutional bodies such as the Council of the Faculty of Continuing Education, the Committee Against Fraud and Plagiarism, the Academic Committee of Evaluation and Revision of Program and, finally, the Subcommittee of Undergraduate Studies. I have been very involved in the community for more than two decades and have sat on many organization boards in the fields of education, economy, health, transport and francophonie, to foster interest in the French language.

  • François Bonnardel

    Representative of the MNA Caucus

    Representative of the MNA Caucus
    Expérience

    François Bonnardel is an entrepreneur that has led an impressive professional career in the automobile service sector. Member for Shefford since 2007, he held numerous political and parliamentary positions for the ADQ. He was re-elected in 2012 for the new riding of Granby.

History of the CAQ

In February 2011, François Legault created with business man Charles Sirois a reflection group on the future of Quebec. Eleven entities then signed a manifesto, aiming to establish the trust of the population in public bodies, and to replenish Quebec. They decided to tour all regions and collect the thoughts of the population on the future of Quebec. Thus, at the will of thousands of Quebecers, Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) was officially born nine months later as a political party. In December 2011, the CAQ negotiated a fusion accord with Quebec Democratic Action (ADQ), thus welcoming into its ranks the members and deputies of this party. A general election is held on August 1st, 2012. Only 10 months after its conception, Coalition Avenir Québec accumulates 1 180 235 votes (27%) and sits 19 deputies at the National Assembly. Yet another general election is held on April 7, 2014. It leads to the defeat of the PQ’s minority government. Driving a vigorous campaign by capturing the Leaders Debate, François Legault leads the CAQ to the election of 22 deputies.


Permanent Committees

Coalition Avenir Québec counts four permanent committees to uphold the national executive board in tending to party’s governance.

Youth Committee

Has a mandate to assert the point of view of young individuals of 30 years and under within the CAQ.