· Born in Sherbrooke in the Eastern Townships
· As a student at the École secondaire Mitchell-Montcalm and at the Collège de Sherbrooke (where he studied social sciences), took part in an international cooperation project in Nicaragua during the spring of 1999 and the winter of 2000-2001
· Took part in demonstrations during the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001, involved in the committee to mobilize students at the Collège de Sherbrooke
· Student in Bachelor program in Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal
· Founder of the NDP Association in Sherbrooke where he has been the President since December 2002.