Adrien D. Pouliot
Adrien D. Pouliot
|Leader of Conservative Party of Quebec|
|Assumed office |
23 February 2013
|Preceded by||Luc Harvey|
|Born||February 27, 1957|
|Political party||Conservative Party of Quebec|
|Relatives||Adrien Pouliot (grandfather)|
|Education||Université de Sherbrooke|
- 1 Youth
- 2 Career
- 3 Social and Community Involvement
- 4 Political Life
- 5 Provincial Politics
- 5.1 Leadership race of the Conservative Party of Quebec of 2013
- 5.2 Redesign of the party platform
- 5.3 Ideological positioning
- 5.4 Election results
- 6 Publications
- 7 References
Educated at the Petit Séminaire de Québec, he studied law and received the Bar Award from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1978. He successfully completed the Bar of Quebec exam in 1979 at Quebec City and was entered on the Roll of the Order the same year.
- From 1980 to 1984, he practiced corporate and commercial law, in particular the law relating to companies mergers and acquisitions as well as to public–private partnerships, within the firm Ogilvy Renault, Montreal.
- In 1984, he joined CFCF, the family business broadcasting and cable television firm, as the Assistant to the President. In 1986, the company was listed and secured a license to open Télévision Quatre Saisons. In 1987, he became President of CFCF-12 station and then President of CFCF Inc. in 1991. Under his direction, the company evolved to become the fourth largest cable distributor in Canada with more than 425,000 subscribers and nearly 1,200 employees before being sold to Vidéotron in 1996 for $687 million. He remained at the helm until the transition of the company was complete in 1997.
- In October 1999, he acquired 75% of Entourage Solutions technologiques, a technical services company specializing in the installation and maintenance of telecommunication and computer networks and equipment. During the six years he was the majority shareholder, the company doubled its revenues and its profitability increased by a factor of 20. In 2005, Bell Canada repurchased its shares in the company.
- In 2005, he became co-owner and the first Chairman of the First National AlarmCap Income Trust, a Toronto-listed company that would become the third largest residential and commercial security company in Canada in 2014.
- He currently owns the investment firm Capital Draco Inc..
Social and Community Involvement
For nearly 10 years, he was a governor of McGill University. He also contributed to this institution as the Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Finance Committee, a member of the Pension Administration Committee, and a member of the endowment fund.
He is now a Governor Emeritus of this institution.
- He has been a member of the Ville-Marie Economic Development Corporation, a government agency promoting Montreal's economic development.
- He was also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.
- He has supported the training and education of young business people by actively participating in the Young Presidents' Organization and its sister organization, World Presidents' Organization, which combined bring together nearly 25,000 business executives in 130 countries, and by serving on its International Board of Directors and its Audit Committee.
Montreal Economic Institute
Ligue des contribuables
He was President of the Ligue des contribuables, an organization founded in 2006 that is designed to inform taxpayers about how their tax dollars are spent by governments.
Action démocratique du Québec
During the campaign for the merger of the ADQ in the Coalition Avenir Québec, Adrien Pouliot spoke out against the merger publicly and participated in a tour of Quebec in order to convince the members of the ADQ to reject the merger with the president of the political commission of the ADQ, Claude Garcia.
CHOI Radio X (as a columnist)
Leadership race of the Conservative Party of Quebec of 2013
After the merger of the Action démocratique du Québec in the Coalition Avenir Québec, after several months of reflection, and after considering running for the leadership of the Quebec Liberal Party in the purpose of pushing this party to the right on economic issues, Pouliot decided in January 2013 to run for the Conservative Party of Quebec.
After the withdrawal of the candidacy of the other candidate, Daniel Brisson, February 23, 2013, at the General Council of the party, Adrien D. Pouliot is sworn leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec.
Redesign of the party platform
- Individual rights and freedoms;
- Personal responsibility;
- Market economy;
- A smaller state serving Quebecers;
- Quebecers confident of success in Canada and around the world.
- Fiscal conservatism
- Liberal democracy
- Canadian federalism
|Quebec general election, 2014|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Michelyne St-Laurent||14,323||33.83|
|Parti Québécois||Michel Guimond||7,242||17.11|
|Québec solidaire||Jean-Pierre Duchesneau||1,981||4.68|
|Conservative||Adrien D. Pouliot||1,015||2.40|
|Option nationale||Jean Bouchard||255||1.51|
|Total valid votes||42,336||98.89|
|Total rejected ballots||476||1.11|
|Electors on the lists||55,950||–|
By-elections under the 41st Quebec Legislature (2014-2018)
|Quebec provincial by-election, October 20, 2014|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||François Paradis||10,110||46.79||+6.30|
|Parti Québécois||Alexandre Bégin||1,788||8.28||-8.34|
|Québec solidaire||Yv Bonnier Viger||1,654||7.66||+1.50|
|Conservative||Adrien D. Pouliot||503||2.33||+1.54|
|Option nationale||François Thériault||168||0.78||+0.06|
|Unité Nationale||Daniel Lachance||30||0.14||-0.17|
|Parti indépendantiste||Grégoire Bonneau-Fortier||27||0.12||–|
|Équipe autonomiste||Guy Boivin||13||0.06||–|
|Total valid votes||21,605||99.24||–|
|Total rejected ballots||165||0.76||–|
|Electors on the lists||47,006||–||–|
|Coalition Avenir Québec hold||Swing||+4.38|
|Quebec provincial by-election, June 8, 2015|
On the resignation of Gérard Deltell
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Jocelyne Cazin||8,392||33.57||-18.73|
|Parti Québécois||Sébastien Couture||3,844||15.38||+3.20|
|Conservative||Adrien D. Pouliot||1,239||4.96||+3.91|
|Québec solidaire||Marjolaine Bouchard||863||3.45||-0.51|
|Parti des sans Parti||Frank Malenfant||171||0.68||–|
|Option nationale||Stéphanie Grimard||125||0.50||-0.17|
|Équipe autonomiste||Manuel Mathieu||34||0.14||–|
|Total valid votes||24,998||99.13|
|Total rejected ballots||219||0.87|
|Electors on the lists||58,501||–|
|Liberal gain from Coalition Avenir Québec||Swing||+15.11|
|Quebec general election, 2018|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Sylvain Lévesque||18,424||47.06||+13.37|
|Québec solidaire||Francis Lajoie||4,052||10.35||+6.95|
|Parti Québécois||Jonathan Gagnon||3,603||9.2||-6.22|
|Conservative||Adrien D. Pouliot||3,371||8.61||+3.69|
|New Democratic||Mona Belleau||286||0.73||–|
|Total valid votes||39,146||98.03||–|
|Total rejected ballots||787||1.97||–|
|Electors on the lists||56,405||–||–|
- Facebook page of Adrien D. Pouliot
- Yearbook of the Université de Sherbrooke 1979-1980, page 24
- History of Canadian Broadcasting, CFCF-DT
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2018-09-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)