Pauline Marois

Pauline Marois

Pauline Marois served as the 30th and current Premier of Quebec and leader of the Parti Québécois, On September 4, 2012, Marois led her party to victory in the Quebec general election, thus becoming the first female premier in the province's history.  Her party lost the general election in April 2014. 

 

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Born in a working class family,  she is the oldest of five children. Her father was a heavy machinery mechanic and her mother a housewife while providing occasional housekeeping services to residents in the area. 
 

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On September 4 2012, the PQ was re-elected to power as a minority government. 
 

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This Premier's profile is part of EV's summer news series on the occasion of the annual Premiers' meeting at Niagara on the Lake in July 2013. This year, a historic six women premiers were at the table representing nearly half of all Premiers. Read more here.