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Mario Dumont official portrait.
Mario Dumont official portrait.

Mario Dumont (b. May 19, 1970 in Cacouna) is a politician in the Province of Quebec, Canada. He is a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and the leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec/Équipe Mario Dumont (ADQ). Official image of Mario Dumont. ... Official image of Mario Dumont. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Saint-Georges-de-Cacouna or Cacouna is a village in the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec, Canada which was defined in the Canadian constitution as the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (lassemblée législative de... The Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) is a provincial populist fiscally right-of-center political party in Quebec, Canada. ...

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Dumont was a former President of the Parti libéral du Québec's Youth Commission, but had a falling out with the party following the collapse of the Meech Lake Accord. He and Liberal party insider Jean Allaire played a central role in the creation and development of the ADQ in 1994. He succeeded Allaire as leader after the latter resigned for health reasons. The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec, although it refers to itself in English as the Québec Liberal Party), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Jean Allaire (born 1930) was the author of the Allaire Report, and subsequently the first leader of the fiscally conservative, autonomist provincial level political party in Quebec, the Action démocratique du Québec. ...


Dumont was elected as an ADQ member of the National Assembly for Rivière du Loup in the 1994, 1998 and 2003 elections. Dumont holds a Bachelor in Economics from Concordia University (1993) and completed some graduate work at the Université de Montréal. Categories: Stub | Quebec general elections ... Categories: Stub | Quebec general elections ... Map of Quebecs ridings and how they voted by percentage. ... Concordia University is a large urban university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, one of Montreals two universities that teach primarily in the English language (the other being McGill University). ... The Université de Montréal (UdeM) (translated into English commonly as (the) University of Montreal) is one of six universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


In the 1995 Referendum, Dumont joined with Parti Québecois Premier Jacques Parizeau and Bloc Québecois leader Lucien Bouchard in support of the sovereigntist Yes campaign. In subsequent years, however he changed positions on the issue, arguing that the sovereignty question had been decided and that Quebeckers had no desire to revisit it. The constitutional position of the ADQ has since been "Autonomist", favouring increased powers and responsibilities for Quebec while remaining within the Canadian federation. In practical terms, Dumont has supported the creation of a Quebec consitution, the change of the province's name to that of the "autonomous state of Québec", and the collection of all taxes by the provincial government, with the funds necessary for the federal government to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities being transferred to it by the province.


Since the 1998 provincial election, Dumont has distinguished himself primarily for his stances on economic issues, which are generally considered to be right of centre in the context of the predominantly social-democratic Quebec political scene. He has advocated the payment of a cash allowance to parents who do not wish to make use of the province's 7 dollar a day daycare program, changes to the provincial health system that would allow private for profit health care and private health insurance alongside the public system, the abolition of school boards, the encouragment of private education, a tougher criminal justice system, reductions in the size of the provincial bureaucracy, lower taxes, and the aggressive repayment of the province's 127 billion dollar national debt.


Dumont and religion

Mario Dumont claims that Quebec is no fertile ground to a conservatism based on moral values and that his party's conservative proposals are limited to fiscal issues. [1] Dumont also believes that reasonable accommodation granted to so-named "cultural communities" (for example the religious communities of Jews, Sikhs, and Muslims) should not interfere with women’s rights. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Conservatism is a relativistic term used to describe political philosophies that favor traditional values, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... Moral values are things held to be right or wrong or desirable or undesirable. ... Fiscal policy is the economic term that defines the set of principles and decisions of a government in setting the level of public expenditure and how that expenditure is funded. ... Reasonable accommodation is a political term in societies becoming increasingly multicultural. ... A Sikh (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent of Sikhism. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Feminism is a diverse, competing, and often opposing collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women. ...


See also

The Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) is a provincial populist fiscally right-of-center political party in Quebec, Canada. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A peculiar custom of Quebecers is to give nicknames to their politicians (and some personalities), quite especially their Premiers. ...

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  • Biography at National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Michel Bissonnette
President of the Youth Commission of the Quebec Liberal Party
19911992
Succeeded by
Claude-Éric Gagné
Preceded by
none
President of Action Démocratique du Québec
19941994
Succeeded by
{{{after}}}
Preceded by
Jean Allaire
Leader of Action Démocratique du Québec
1994Current
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Albert Côté (Liberal)
Member of the National Assembly for Rivière-du-Loup
1994Current
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
André Boisclair
Leader of the Opposition (Québec)
2007Current-
Succeeded by
incubent

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CBC - Quebec Votes 2003 - Parties and Leaders (529 words)
Mario Dumont says that the ADQ is running against the other parties and not against the unions, who have publicly shunned the ADQ.
Mario Dumont says his age has not had a real impact on the people who believe in what the ADQ proposes, for those who trust the ADQ team with all their experience and expertise as well as Dumont's own personal background.
Mario Dumont's says the ADQ's tax reductions are not as bold as the Liberals' because his party is not only looking at the short term but the long-term goal of reducing the debt.
Mario Dumont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (220 words)
He is a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and the leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec/Équipe Mario Dumont (ADQ).
Dumont was a former President of the Parti libéral du Québec's Youth Commission, but had a falling out with the party due to its opposition to Quebec sovereignty.
Dumont was elected as an ADQ member of the National Assembly for Rivière-du-Loup in the 1994, 1998 and 2003 elections.
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