Éric Duhaime was born in Montréal on April 15, 1969. He grew up in the suburb of Laval.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the École nationale d’administration publique.
He has held various political positions, including
- Parliamentary Assistant, researcher, and chief political advisor to the Bloc Québecois leader from 1993-1999.
- Political advisor in the office of the leader of the Official Opposition party in the House of Commons from 2000 to 2002.
- Political advisor to the leader of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) from 2003 to 2005.
- Political advisor to the leader of the Official Opposition of the National Assembly of Québec from 2007 to 2008.
Éric has also served as consultant of democratic development for the National Democratic Institute in Morocco from 2005 to 2007 and in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. In 2010, he co-founded Réseau Liberté-Québec (RLQ) whose main goal was to put in place a network of political circles of the political right in Québec.
From 2010 to 2020, he worked as columnist and talk show host for several Quebecois and Canadian media, such as Le journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, Sun Media, 98.5, Radio X and FM93. He also published four sociopolitical essays: : L’État contre les jeunes (2011), Libérez-nous des syndicats (2013), La SAQ tire le bouchon (2014) et La fin de l’homosexualité et le dernier gay (2017).
On April 17 2021, more than 10,000 members elected him as leader of the Conservative Party of Québec.
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