Éric Duhaime was born in Montreal on April 15, 1969 and grew up in Laval. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Montreal and a master's degree in public administration from ÉNAP.
He has held various political offices, including:
- parliamentary assistant, researcher, and political adviser to the leader of the Bloc Québécois from 1993 to 1999;
- political adviser to the Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons from 2000 to 2002;
- political adviser to the leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec (ADQ) from 2003 to 2005;
- political adviser to the leader of the official opposition in the National Assembly from 2007 to 2008.
Éric also acted as a democratic development consultant for the National Democratic Institute in Morocco from 2005 to 2007 and in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. In 2010, he co-founded the Réseau Liberté-Québec (RLQ), an organization that aimed to network the political circles of Quebec's right.
From 2010 to 2020, he was a columnist and host in several Quebec and Canadian media, including the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec, Sun Media, 98.5, Radio X and FM93. He also published four sociopolitical essays: The State Against Young People (2011), Free Us from the Unions (2013), The SAQ Pulls the Cork (2014) and The End of Homosexuality and the Last Gay (2017).
On April 17, 2021, he was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec by more than 10,000 members.
"We're not here to cover our tracks, we're here to win. I came to Chauveau because it's a riding that looks like me. It is also a constituency that has a younger profile."
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