JeanMartin Aussant is a Quebec, Canada economist, musician and politician, now serving as Executive director of the Chantier de lconomie sociale. He represented NicoletYamaska in the National Assembly of Quebec from 2008 to 2012, first as a member of the Parti Qubcois and then as leader of his own party, Option nationale. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in NicoletBcancour in the 2012 general election.
Aussant was born in Sorel, Quebec. He has a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Universit Laval and a masters degree in Economic Analysis from the Universit de Montral . He started Ph.D. work at the Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona in Spain, but left in 1997 to work as a consultant for Barra International, now a unit of MSCI.