Rhéal Fortin

Rivière­-du-­Nord

Bloc Québécois

Rhéal Fortin is the newly elected MP for Rivière­du­Nord and the interim leader of the Bloc Québécois. He says he is taking his new roles one step at a time.

Before running for office, Fortin was a practicing lawyer and president of Bissonnette Fortin Giroux. He also served as president of the Barreau Laurentides­Lanaudière, an organization he helped found, and was responsible for several committees in that position.

Fortin is a long­time political activist and has volunteered for the Parti Québécois and the Bloc Québébois since his youth. He is a passionate sovereignist.

Before earning his law degree at the Université de Sherbrooke, Fortin trained as an electrician and worked in a Laval factory.


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