Daniel Fontaine

Over the course of his 25+ year career, City Councillor Daniel Fontaine has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as government.

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 graduated from Rotman’s Institute for Corporate Directors and obtained his ICD designation through the Directors Education Program (DEP). He also completed 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 from 2004-2010. He formerly served as the President for the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care (CALTC).

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 popular 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 political commentator on Global TV & Global BC1 news channel. He actively participated in the weekly civic affairs panel for the top-rated Bill Good Show on CKNW radio. In 2023 Fontaine launched and now hosts the bi-weekly For the Record with Daniel Fontaine podcast. 

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 has resided in New Westminster since 2001. He was first elected to city council in 2022.

Phone: 604-619-8423