The new MP for Laurentides–Labelle, David Graham, has spent the last five years working as a political assistant, most recently for Liberal MP Scott Simms.
Before getting involved in politics, Graham was a technology journalist. He co-founded the Open and Free Technology Community, an organization for collaboration on open source software. He is also a board member for Software in the Public Interest. He has said that access to broadband internet is an important issue for him.
He is also focused on issues that he finds important in Laurentide–Labelle, including job creation, particularly in the local tourism and forestry industries.
Graham was born and raised in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and is very active around the riding. He is an avid volunteer. He has his CPR certification and a flying license. He is a father of one daughter and is passionate about providing a better future for her.
Graham’s grandfather was Hirsch Wolofsky, who founded Keneder Adler, a Yiddish-language newspapers for Jews in Montreal. Graham describes himself as a Reconstructionist Jew and is a supporter of Israel.