Doucet has had a varied career working in the air industry both as a marketing and sales official with a commercial airline and later as a cargo pilot. He started his own series of businesses in 1989 eventually working simultaneously in the restaurant, photography and advertising industries.
A Liberal, he was a member of the opposition shadow cabinet. He was critic for the Department of Energy from his first election in June 2003 until becoming critic for Fisheries & Aquaculture in February, 2005.
Doucet received favourable media attention when, shortly following his appointment as Energy Critic, he toured the province to visit all of its power generation facilities at his own expense.