Marc-Olivier Fortin is a grassroots Conservative volunteer and public policy participant. Born in Quebec City, Marc-Olivier was raised in Saguenay and Côte-Nord and lives in Montreal since 2002. He graduated from McGill in Economics and is currently studying a Master Degree of Management Option Strategy at HEC Montreal. Marc-Olivier started to get involved with the Conservative Party of Canada during the 2008 election. After that, he worked as an intern for Minister Paradis and was regional organizer by interim of half of the ridings in Quebec during the summer of 2010.
Marc-Olivier is a co-founder of The Prince Arthur Herald, a student newspaper read by thousands of people every week. He also co-founded Foundation 1625 that supports legal actions in Quebec following the student strike of Spring 2012. He makes regular appearence on Sun News and radio shows in Quebec as a political commentator.
Marc-Olivier was elected for the first time on the National Council of the Conservative Party of Canada in 2011 during the Party convention. Marc-Olivier is also working at CN rail in Corporate Services working mainly on stakeholders’ relations and insurance renewals.