He qualified as a notary in 1850, but never practiced this profession. He entered journalism and was owner and editor of the Quebec bi-weekly newspaper Le National. In 1854, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada representing Saguenay.
The election was invalidated, but he was reelected in an 1855 by-election.
In 1860, he was elected in Quebec East in a by-election. He was reelected in 1861 and 1863.
In 1860, he was also elected to the Legislative Council for Stadacona division. However, the election was declared invalid in May 1861.
He had submitted his resignation from his position in the Legislative Assembly, but it was not accepted by the speaker.
After Confederation, Huot was elected again in Quebec East. He resigned in 1870 to become postmaster at Quebec, a position he held until 1874. He moved to the United States in 1886 and died in New York City in 1913.
He was a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons representing Quebec East from 1867 to 1870.