Pierre Bonin is a retired employee of the City of Montreal, where he worked for thirty years. During this time, he occupied a succession of positions : recreation officer, socio-economic assistance agent, information agent, writer and public relations agent and communications officer for various municipal services. As part of his work, he actively collaborated on promotional, awareness and information campaigns aimed at citizens and the media, particularly in the areas of sports and recreation, culture, parkland and public works. He finished his career as a manager for the public works department of the Rosemont–Petite Patrie borough. He was the recipient of a number of awards, including best municipal campaign director, for the organisation Centraide in 1989, and the Municipal Merit award from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs in 1997 for establishing a telephone and reference service for citizens and “Info-Travaux-Montréal” traffic reporters. A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal’s program in cultural organising in 1976, Pierre Bonin also studied journalism and public relations at the Université de Montréal. In addition, he made several short videos in the 1970s and 80s.