Dumont bows out

The feisty leader of the ADQ leaves politics

Mario Dumont has officially resigned from both the ADQ leadership and Quebec’s National Assembly, effective March 6. Dumont had announced his intention to leave politics after his party was trounced in last December’s election, but had stayed on to temporarily guide the party through one of the roughest patches in its short history. In his resignation letter to party president Mario Charpentier, Dumont thanked ADQ members for “their devotion, the strength of their convictions, and their love of Quebec.” He is widely expected to take a job in the private sector in Montreal.

Le Blogue de Chantal Hébert (Resignation letter)