A graduate in history and law and a teacher at Cégep de Jonquière from 2001 to 2007, Sylvain Gaudreault was the member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Jonquière from 2007 to 2022. He was Minister of Transport and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy from 2012 to 2014 then leader of Quebec’s official opposition in 2016. After retiring from politics in 2022, he became director general of Cégep de Jonquière where he has served since December 2022. He is the author of “Pragmatique. Quand le climat dicte l’action politique” (being pragmatic: when the climate dictates political action) (published by Somme toute, 2021).