Montreal (Qc) CANADA - May 6, 1999
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Mario Dumont, Leader of the Quebec Democratic Action (Action Democratique du Quebec - ADQ arrive at the presentation of the Bedard Report.May 6, 1999
Mario Dumont (born May 19, 1970 in Saint-Georges-de-Cacouna, Quebec) is a politician in the province of Quebec, Canada. He is a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and the leader of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) party. Based on the results of the 2007 Quebec election, Dumont is now the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly.
Dumont was a former President of the Parti libéral du Québec's Youth Commission, but had a falling out with the party following the rejection of the Allaire Report proposing maximalist powers for Quebec after the collapse of the Meech Lake Accord.
The first Liberal sovereignists Dumont called himself and Michel Bissonnet, who preceded Dumont as leader of the Liberal youth wing. This was the group that led the Liberal sovereignist faction while Liberal premier Robert Bourassa remained unopposed.
Dumont organized the "Liberals for the No side," in the 1992 referendum on the Charlottetown Accord.
He and Liberal party insider Jean Allaire played a central role in the creation and development of the ADQ in 1994. He succeeded Allaire as leader after the latter resigned for health reasons.
Dumont was elected as an ADQ member of the National Assembly for Rivière du Loup in the 1994, 1998, 2003, and 2007 elections. Dumont holds a Bachelor in Economics from Concordia University (1993) and completed some graduate work at the Université de Montréal.