· Born in Montreal in 1954
· Studied at the Cégep de Maisonneuve
· Began working for Canada Post in 1975; union representative for many years before being elected to the Executive Committee of the Montreal section of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in 1993
· From 1996 to 2002, served as President of the CUPW Montreal Executive Committee, before becoming National Director for the Region of Montreal
· From 1996 to 1999, served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Montreal Labour Council (now the QFL Regional Council of Metropolitan Montreal); also sits on the General Council of the QFL since 1996
· Greatly interested in development of international solidarity; in 1974, was a member of Solidarité Québec-Chili committee; in 1999, helped train union members in Port au Prince with the Syndicat des Postes d’Haïti
· Was a delegate to the continental conference of the Union Network International in Rio de Janeiro in August 2002 and delegate from the QFL to Bamako in Mali in February 2003.