Canadian politician, businessman, and founder of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Party. He served for a decade on the Quebec National Assembly and held office as both Minister of Health and Minister of Education.
He studied business administration at the University of Montreal's Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Montreal).
He was the co-founder of a Montreal-based airline called Air Transat, and he also worked for Ernst & Young as a financial auditor.
He grew up in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.
He initially supported the candidacy of Quebec Premier Pauline Marois; however, he later spoke out in favor of opposing candidate Bernard Landry.