MONTREAL — A quicksketch of Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault, who is aiming to become premier on Oct. 1:
Born: May 26, 1957, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration and master's in business administration, both from l'Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales.
Professional career: Auditor with Ernst &Young from 1978 to 1984; co-founded Air Transat in 1986.
Political career: Elected to legislature in 1998 as member of Parti Quebecois; minister of commerce and industry in 1998; minister of education from 1998 to 2002; minister of health in 2002 and 2003; finance critic from 2003 to 2009; co-founded Coalition Avenir Quebec in 2011.
Current riding: L'Assomption, northeast of Montreal.
Personal: Married with two children.
Quote: "I would say it's Quebec first. And it's clear we will stay in Canada. We are nationalist. We want to go and get more powers from Ottawa, like in immigration, for instance, and in terms of language. For us, it's Quebec first." — Legault on Thursday as he discussed his Coalition's position on Quebec and Canada.