· 51 years old; father of an 11-year-old daughter, Laurence
· Following a classical education in Montreal, received a diploma in Social Sciences from the Cégep Bois-de-Boulogne in 1972
· Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Public Administration) from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1975
· Was host, producer and member of the board of directors of Radio Station CHAA-FM Rive-Sud
· From 1975 to 1982, Coordinator and Information Officer in the federal Department of Regional Economic Expansion (DREE)
· Currently works in the private sector in communications and advertising in the print media.