The Honourable
Jean-Marc Fournier

Leader of the Official Opposition in Quebec

In office
September 19, 2012 – December 18, 2013

Preceded by
Pauline Marois

Succeeded by
Philippe Couillard

Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Laurent


Assumed office
September 13, 2010

Preceded by
Jacques Dupuis

Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Châteauguay

In office
September 12, 1994 – November 5, 2008

Preceded by
Pierrette Cardinal

Succeeded by
Pierre Moreau

Personal details

(1959-10-07) October 7, 1959 (age 57)
Châteauguay, Quebec

Political party
Quebec Liberal Party

Maryse Legault


Jean-Marc Fournier (born October 7, 1959) is a Quebec politician and a lawyer. He was the interim leader of the Quebec Liberal Party from 2012 to 2013.
He currently represents the riding of Saint-Laurent in the National Assembly, and previously represented the riding of Châteauguay from 1994 to 2008. He served as the Minister of Revenue, Government House Leader, Minister of Education, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Attorney General in the Government of Jean Charest.


1 Early career
2 Quebec National Assembly
3 Minister under Jean Charest
4 Civil disobedience a form of vandalism
5 Interim Liberal Leader
6 Electoral record (partial)
7 References
8 External links

Early career[edit]
Fournier was born in Châteauguay, Quebec. He studied at the Université de Montréal and obtained a law degree and later a master’s degree in public law. He was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1982. He was a lawyer for nearly ten years. He later worked at the offices of the Ministry of Governmental Affairs, Employment and Justice.
He was also a radio host at community radio station CHAI-FM and was an organizer of the 1986 Quebec Winter Games. He was also the president of the Chateauguay Chamber of Commerce and was named Outstanding Citizen in 1987 by the city.
Prior to his entry in provincial politics, Fournier was the defeated candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada in Châteauguay in 1988 and was also involved in the leadership campaign of Paul Martin for Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in which Jean Chrétien eventually won.
Quebec National Assembly[edit]
Fournier won the 1994 election and was subsequently re-elected in the 1998, 2003 and 2007 elections. Before the Quebec Liberal Party took power in the 2003 election, Fournier at various moments