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Mario Asselin

Mario Asselin

  • Member for Vanier-Les Rivières
  • Coalition avenir Québec
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Higher Education




  • Studies toward a certificate in education, Université de Sherbrooke (1991)
  • Bachelor's degree in science, studies in human kinetics, Université Laval (1983)
  • Diploma of College Studies in science, Séminaire Saint-Augustin, Cap-Rouge (1980)
  • Secondary School Diploma, Mont-Saint-Sacrement (1973-1978)

Professional Experience

  • President, Mario tout de go Inc. (2013-2020)
  • Community manager, Chief information officer, Magic Door (2016-2017)
  • Radio commentator for morning and drive-home shows, Leclerc Communication, BLVD 102.1 (2015-2017)
  • Blogger and columnist, Le Journal de Québec and Le Journal de Montréal (May 2014–October 2016)
  • Senior adviser, parliamentary wing of the Second Opposition Group (Coalition avenir Québec), National Assembly of Québec (February 2013–December 2013)
  • Strategic adviser to medium- and large-sized public and private organizations, Groupe Loran (2012-2013)
  • Teaching assistant, Communication and organization, Université de Montréal (2010-2012)
  • Partner and director general, Opossum (a division of iXmédia) (2005-2012)
  • Principal, Institut Saint-Joseph (private elementary school) (1998-2005)
  • Principal, Collège Rivier (private secondary school) (1992-1998)
  • Assistant to the Director of student services (six years), Director of student services (three years), Collège du Mont-Sainte-Anne (private secondary school) (1983-1992)

Community and Political Involvement

  • CAQ candidate in the Québec general election, Louis-Hébert riding (2013-2014)
  • CAQ candidate in the Québec general election, Taschereau riding (2012)
  • Board member, Idea Entrepreneurial Education
  • Board member, Learning Disabilities Institute
  • Head of the local "Canada" group, FuturEduc project
  • Board member, Institut de gouvernance numérique
  • Member, Démocratie Ouverte collective
  • Mentor, project development path, Institut du Nouveau Monde summer school (August 2010)
  • Editorial board member, FQDE magazine, Fédération québécoise des directions d'établissement d'enseignement
  • Spokesperson and board member, ZAP Québec (2006-2011)
  • Organizing committee member, Rencontres internationales du multimédia d'apprentissage (March 15–17, 2004, Québec, Québec)