Jean Allaire

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Jean Allaire
Leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec
In office
January 6, 1994 – 1994
Preceded byNone, New political party
Succeeded byMario Dumont
Personal details
Born1930 (age 88–89)
Political partyParti libéral du Québec (1990-1994)
Action démocratique du Québec (1994-2008)
Alma materUniversity of Montreal

Jean Allaire (born 1930) was the author of the Allaire Report, and subsequently in 1994 the first leader of the fiscally conservative, autonomist provincial level political party in Quebec, the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ). Allaire resigned within a few months for health reasons and was succeeded by Mario Dumont.

Prior to joining the ADQ, Allaire was an influential member of the Quebec Liberal Party. He and Mario Dumont, organized a group a Liberal dissidents called the Network of Liberals for the No, that campaigned against the Charlottetown Accord.

This faction was disillusioned with the Liberals's stance on Canadian federalism and became the base of the ADQ.

In April 2007, Allaire signed a manifesto that urges Quebec to choose an electoral system in which a significant number of seats would be determined by proportional representation instead of plurality.[1]

In 2012, he was a member of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) after the ADQ merged with the CAQ.[2]


  1. ^ Desjardins, François (April 2, 2007). "Oui à la proportionnelle". Le Devoir. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jean Allaire appelle les adéquistes à faire le deuil de leur parti". January 7, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
Political offices
First Leader of the Action démocratique du Québec
Succeeded by
Mario Dumont