Born: Oct. 16, 1961.
Education: Philosophy degree from Universite du Quebec a Montreal and law degree from Universite de Montreal.
Business: Longtime Quebecor executive and now the media conglomerate's controlling shareholder.
Legislature: First elected in Saint-Jerome in 2014.
Cabinet: No experience.
Sovereignty: Will wait until the 2018 election before deciding whether to hold a referendum.
Personal: Father of three and engaged to well-known TV personality Julie Snyder.
Quote: "You have given me a strong and clear mandate — to make Quebec a country." In his victory speech Friday night.