He is the Principal at Michifco Consulting and previously served as Deputy Minister and Chief Executive Officer for Metis Nation BC. Fontaine is a registered citizen of the Metis Nation.
After obtaining his political science degree from the University of Manitoba, Fontaine went on to complete the Media Writing and Public Relations certificate program at Langara College. He was appointed to the Board of Directors for Douglas College and served on the BC College of Psychologists. He formerly served as the President for the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care and was a board director for SafeCare BC.
Fontaine was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Panel on Dementia. The Panel worked to support the development and implementation of Canada’s National Dementia Strategy. He also was one of the founders of the New West Progressives elector organization in 2017.
Fontaine co-hosted #BCPoliTalk, a podcast/webcast that focused on BC politics. He also wrote a monthly political column for The Orca online. He is the former weekly civic affairs columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper and served as a political commentator on Global TV and Global BC1 news channel. He actively participated in the weekly civic affairs panel for the top-rated Bill Good Show on CKNW radio.
In March 2022 Fontaine was inducted into Canada’s Marketing, PR, Advertising and Communications Hall of Fame. In 2012 Fontaine was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service. He remains an active volunteer with the New Westminster Minor Hockey Association (NWMHA). In 2016 the NWMHA presented him with the Volunteer of the Year award.
Fontaine is married with one son and his family resides in the beautiful Quayside neighbourhood. Fontaine has resided in New Westminster since 2001 and was first elected to city council in 2022.