A practising lawyer, he was a partner in the Montreal law firm of "Lapointe Rosenstein" when he was elected to as a member of the National Assembly of Quebec in 1976. A member of the Parti Québécois, he became premier of Quebec on March 8, 2001 following the resignation of Lucien Bouchard.
Landry is an independentist advocating a reconfederation of Canada inspired by the institutions of the European union. As such, he is one of the most faithful followers of René Lévesque and the other sovereignists-associationists.
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