I was born in Gatineau, in the Hull sector, on December 29, 1953. My wife, Anne-Marie Major, and I have four children and six grandchildren. For 40 years, I supported the community in various initiatives. In the private sector, I demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills, acquiring and developing eight food retail businesses. In the public sector, as a municipal councillor, I have played a key role on the Municipal Council. For 12 years, I got involved in every issue and sensitive situation and handled a number of cases that directly affected residents.