Guy Laforest is the director of the department of political science at the Université Laval. He was educated at Université Laval and McGill University. A former member of the University of Calgary's Political Science department, Laforest is the author of numerous publications on Canadian public policy.
He supported the Quebec sovereignty option in the 1995 referendum and was featured on a nightly Téléjournal panel, debating then-University of Montreal Political Science professor Stéphane Dion. From 2002 to 2004, he served as President of the ADQ and ran as the party candidate in 2003 for the district of Louis-Hébert, finishing third with 24% of the vote. Liberal candidate Sam Hamad won the election with 45% of the vote.
Laforest's publications include:
- De la prudence, 1993
- Reconciling the Solitudes, 1993
- Trudeau et la fin du rêve canadien, 1995
- Sortir de l'impasse: Vers la réconciliation, 1998
- Charles Taylor et l'interprétation de l'identité moderne, 1998
- Texts written by Guy Laforest at www.vigile.net (in French)
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