· Born in February 1938 in Rouyn-Noranda
· Received a Master’s degree and studied in a doctoral program in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, specializing in Canadian Politics, Public Administration and Municipal Administration
· Currently studied in the Faculty of Theology of the Université de Montréal pursing a Master’s program
· Has worked at Scott Paper and as a teacher at Algonquin College and at the University of Ottawa
· Was President of the Social Sciences Students Association
· Has been a candidate in provincial elections, an NDP candidate in federal elections and a candidate in 1994 for Municipal Council and in 1995 for the mayoralty of Joliette
· Has been an host at La Maison Populaire for the past three years.