MONTREAL – A quicksketch of Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault, who is aiming to become premier when Quebecers go to the polls Monday:
Born: May 26, 1957, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s in business administration, both from l’Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales.
Professional career: Auditor with Ernst & Young from 1978 to 1984; co-founded Air Transat in 1986.
Political career: Elected to legislature in 1998 as member of Parti Quebecois; minister of commerce and industry in 1998; minister of education from 1998 to 2002; minister of health in 2002 and 2003; finance critic from 2003 to 2009; co-founded Coalition Avenir Quebec in 2011.
Current riding: L’Assomption, northeast of Montreal.
Personal: Married with two children.
Quote: “Mr. Couillard, I am not perfect. I sometimes make mistakes when I answer certain questions on immigration. I listen to people and I correct. You should preach less and listen to the population.” — Legault to Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard at the final leaders’ debate after campaign stumbles over immigration.