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Pauline Marois

Pauline Marois



Born in Québec City on March 29, 1949
Married and the mother of four children


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), HEC Montréal, Montréal (1976)
  • Bachelor's degree in social services, Université Laval , Québec (1971)

Professional Experience

  • Professor, University of Québec, Hull (1988)
  • Administrative consultant to the Elizabeth Fry Society, a body assisting women in conflict with the legal system (1988)
  • Chief of staff of the Minister of State for the Status of Women (1979)
  • Consultant for the Québec CSS Association, (April to November 1979)
  • Press attaché to the Minister of Finance, Québec (October 1978 to March 1979)
  • Initiated social emergency services in the Centre des services sociaux (CSS) du Montréal métropolitain (1976-1978)
  • Director general, Centre local de services communautaires (CLSC) de l'Île-de-Hull (1973-1974)
  • Coordinator, social work technical courses, Cégep de Hull (1973)
  • Responsible for the Animation-Participation Service of the Conseil régional de développement de l'Outaouais (1971-1973)
  • Budget consultant and training officer, Co-operative Family Economics Association (ACEF) of the Outaouais region (1971)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Helped to initiate the Forum on Employment, Montréal (1989)
  • Active in various humanitarian associations, such as Amnesty International (1989)
  • Vice-president, PQ, and chair, PQ national executive (1988-1989)
  • PQ program adviser (March to November 1988)
  • Candidate for the Anjou riding (June 1988 by-election)
  • Candidate for the La Peltrie riding (1985)
  • Candidate, PQ leadership convention; finished second (1985)
  • Member of the executive, Québec-France Association (1978-1979)
  • Participated in the creation of CFVO, the first television cooperative in Québec (1973)
  • Participated in the implementation of the Co-operative Family Economics Association (ACEF) of the Outaouais region (1970)