· Received Bachelor’s degree in Liturgy and Music from l’Assomption College, a Franco-American university in Massachusetts
· Received Master’s degree in Pastoral Sciences from Saint Paul University in Ottawa
· Chaplain in a number of communities
· Involved in the NDP since 1987 in various executive positions; Federal candidate in 1997 and provincial candidate in 1999
· Candidate for the Conseil scolaire de l’Est de l’Ontario in 1997
· Spokesperson for numerous organizations in defence of victims of sexual abuse committed by members of the Church
· National coordinator of the Canadian Healing Circle and pastoral representative of the United Church of Canada.