· Born in Montreal, Daniel became interested in politics at a very early age; he had his first taste of politics when he became president of the St. Thomas Student Council, in which capacity he represented 1200 students.
· In the past 4 years, he has been actively involved in the following political parties: the Liberal Party of Quebec; the Montreal Island Citizens’ Union; and the Green Party of Quebec. In early 2003, he initiated the founding of the Lac St. Louis Riding Association of the NDP.
· On January 26 2004, he was nominated as the Lac St. Louis NDP candidate.
· After completing his D.E.C. in Liberal Arts (Histoire et Civilization) at John Abbott College, he went on to study history and political science at Concordia University.
· In addition to being a full time university student and an NDP candidate, Daniel is an active member of Holy Family Parish, where he coaches a floor hockey team every Friday night and is a member of the readers’ club.
· For the past four summers, he has been working at Camp Caritas, a non-profit sports camp for adolescents, as a cabin leader. This summer, he will be working at the camp as an assistant director.
· As someone who has spent so much time working with adolescents, Daniel is very concerned about the well being of Canada’s youth. In particular, he is concerned about child poverty, adolescent substance abuse and the high level of political apathy among young Canadians.
· Since the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, he has been a devoted peace activist.
· Strongly committed to the principles of social democracy and fearful of the direction in which the Martin government is taking Canada, Daniel is ready to give the NDP as much visibility in Lac St. Louis as possible, so that he can offer his fellow citizens a viable alternative to the Liberals and the Conservatives.