David Birnbaum

David Birnbaum (born April 8, 1956) is a Canadian politician, activist, and former journalist. Birnbaum was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2014 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of D'Arcy-McGee as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party. He is currently the Opposition Critic for Indigenous Affairs, and was formerly the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and Higher Education, and was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec.[2] He sits on the Committee on Citizen Relations.

David Birnbaum

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David Birnbaum in 2016
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for D'Arcy-McGee
Assumed office
April 7, 2014
Preceded byLawrence Bergman
Personal details
Born (1956-04-08) April 8, 1956 (age 64)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyQuebec Liberal Party
Occupationjournalist, administrator


Birnaum was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a former journalist at The Gazette and Communications Officer at the old Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, Centraide-Montreal Board member and long-time Big Brother.

Birnbaum held the position of Executive Director of the Quebec English School Boards Association from 2004–2014,[3] Executive Director of Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec Region from 1998 to 2004, Executive Director of Alliance Quebec from 1990 to 1998. In those capacities, he strived to promote and defend minority concerns while strengthening relationships with Québec's francophone majority community.

He and his wife have two children, Vincent and Zoë.

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