Originally from Sherbrooke, Québec, the hon. David Price was a Town Councillor and Mayor of Lennoxville from 1989 until 1997. He holds a diploma from the Corporation of Master Electricians of Quebec. He also has certificates in business administration.
Mr. Price was first elected to the House of Commons in June 1997. He was re-elected by the constituents of Compton—Stanstead during the last federal election which was held on November 27, 2000.
The Right Honourable Paul Martin appointed Mr. Price as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence. At the same time he was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada.
In the spring of 2003, Mr. Price became the President of the Canadian-NATO Parliamentary Association.
Since being elected to Parliament in 1997, Mr. Price has been active in a number of committees and associations, including the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, and the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
Mr. Price is also a member of the Liberal Party Rural Caucus, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, and the Royal Canadian Military Institute.
At a young age he was a member of the Sherbrooke Air Cadets and later went on to become a member of the Sherbrooke Regiment/Sherbrooke Hussars Army Reserve Unit from 1959 to 1965.