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Nicole Léger

Nicole Léger

  • Member for Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • Parti québécois
  • Temporary Committee Chair
  • Official Opposition critic for the Conseil du trésor
  • Official Opposition critic for access to information
 

Biography

Born in Montréal on March 12, 1955
Married to Jean-Paul Dahm, with two children, Audrey and Gabriel (blended family)

Education

  • Certificate in journalism, École de radio et de télévision Promédia (1990-1991)
  • Studies towards a bachelor's degree in arts (dance), Université du Québec à Montréal (1982-1986)
  • Studies towards a bachelor's degree in law, Université de Montréal (1981-1982)
  • Studies in Québec history, architecture and economics, Université de Montréal (1979-1981)
  • Bachelor's degree in education, Université du Québec à Montréal (1977)

Professional Experience

  • Political analyst on the election campaign, on 98.5 FM Montréal's Puisqu'il faut se lever (March 2007)
  • Co-host on the TQS television network's L'Avocat du diable and guest on other shows, such as Caféine and Dutrizac (2007)
  • Political analyst on CKAC's daily morning radio show (2006)
  • Vice-president of human resources, Léger Marketing (2006-2007)
  • Discussion group facilitator and consultant in media relations, public relations and event organization (1994-1996)
  • Assistant to the President, Léger Marketing (1993-1996)
  • Mannequin professionnelle (1984-1993)
  • Person responsible for implementing Ministère de l'Éducation curriculum programs as part of pilot projects (French, social studies and arts education)
  • Secondary school art teacher (from secondary I to secondary IV) and physical education teacher (remedial course) (1988-1996)
  • Professional model (1988-1996)
  • Homeroom elementary school teacher (1978-1982) and physical education teacher (from kindergarten to sixth grade) (1985-1988)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Vice-president, Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM Danse) (2006-2008)
  • Recipient, Reconnaissance en éducation award of the Fondation de l'Université du Québec à Montréal (2001)
  • Honorary president for the Red-Cross, Québec zone, East Island of Montreal section (2000-2005)
  • Chair of the PQ national fundraising campaign (2000)
  • Member of the board of directors, Fondation de l'Hôpital Louis-Hippolyte-LaFontaine (1996)
  • Member of the board of directors, Fondation Lucille-Teasdale (1996)
  • Member of the board of directors, Fondation du cégep du Vieux-Montréal (1996)
  • Member, Red-Cross Fundraising Committee (1996)
  • Honorary member of the Fédération des Acadiens du Québec (1993)
  • Professional contemporary dance performer and choreographer (1986-1996)
  • Black belt first dan in Kyokushin karate
  • Various contributions to the promotion of dance in Quebec's cultural community (1976-1996)
  • Founder of the first PQ national youth committee (1973)
  • Member of the PQ and Bloc québécois electoral committees (1970-1996)