National Level- Government of Canada

  • President of the Education Foundation of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians
  • Appointed Chair Board of Directors, Old Port ofMontreal-July2009
  • Elected Member of Parliament, Dollard – September 1984
  • Re-elected Member of Parliament for the Poerrefonds-Dollardsriding- November 1988
  • Career Development
  • Secretary of State of Canada
  • Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship
  • Minister of Immigration
  • Member of the Planning and Priority Committee of Cabinet
  • Parliament Secretary to External Affairs
  • Queens Privy Councilor
Significant Accomplishment
  •  Responsible for the creation of the Department of Multiculturalismand Citizenship
  • Principalauthor ofthe Canadian Multiculturalism Act
  • Race Relations Foundation
  • Heritage Languages Institute
  • InitiatedtheannualMarch21 campaign to fight racism and discrimination in Canada
  • Directed National Literacy Secretariat
  • Created the Immigrant Investor Program
  • Negotiated Redress Settlement for Canadians of Japanese origin
Municipal Level

1998-2002Villede Montreal –Member of the Executive Committee and Councilor Board Member- Federation of Canadian Municipalities

1978- 1984 Ville de Dollard-Des-Ormeaux – Successively elected Councilor and Mayor

Significant Achievement
  • Co-founder of the Pierrefonds-Dollard Inter-Municipal Library
  • Initiator of the first Neighborhood Watch Program in Quebec
  • Co-chair of the Emergency Medical Services Committee

 2017        Altec Global Capital Inc: Director of Investor Relations

2008       Pace Law Firm/ Pace Global Advantage: Director of Investor Relations

2008       Jean Coutu Pharmacies2007      David Fredman Pharmacist

2006        Uniprix Drug Stores: Pharmacist

2005        Hampton Securities: Advisor, Immigrant Investor Program 

2005        Pace Law Firm: Senior Advisor/ Director of Investor Relations

2005-2013 PACRIM International: Member, Board of Directors/ Chair Governance Committee

2003-2004   B’Nai Birth-Eastern Canada Region: Director, Public Affairs/ Canada Israel Public Affairs Committee

2003        Guy Lam Co./ PACRIM International: Special Advisor

2002        Spiros Fwngis Familiprix Drugstores: Pharmacist-Senior Advisor, Business Development

2002        Critical Outcome Technologies Inc.: Chairman Board of Director DMM Solutions North America: President

2002        Dapasoft Inc. Vice-President Business Development

1996-1998 Club Monaco Inc.: Member, Board of Directors

1996-1998   Hypertec Group: Executive Vice-President Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science: National Executive Director

1994         Pharmaprix Drugstores: Pharmacist

1963-1984 The Apothecary: Chain of retail drug stores: Pharmacist/ Owner1960-1963   Ayerst Laboratories: Medical representative

Community Volunteer
  • Mount Sinai Hospital: Member Board of Director
  • Centre for Literacy of Quebec: Chair Board of Directors
  • Haifa University-Canadian friends: National President
  • Foundation for Vital Aging: Member of the Board
  • Alliance Quebec: Treasurer
  • B’Nai Birth Canada: Member, Advisory Board/Executive Committee Member
  • CLSC Rene Cassin: Member of the Board
  • Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation: Member of the Board
Academic Achievements
  • University de Montreal: Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy –B.Sc.Ph.M)
  • Province of Quebec: Licensed Pharmacist Ph.
  • McGill University: Bachelor of Arts(B.A)
  • Thomas University, New Brunswick: Honorary Doctor of Law