In 1983 Gourd opened a bar called Les Foufounes Électriques, along with Norman Boileau and Bernard Paquet — 2 of Gourd's friends from a musical theatre of which he was a member. They were interested in creating a space for showcasing burgeoning alternative musicians and different types of art. According to Gourd, the bar did not turn much of a profit and he sold his share in the club after 5 years. By the end of the 80s, Boileau was the only remaining owner.
In the period that followed, he became involved in cinema. His films included Masturbation libre, le manifeste in 2007.
In 2006 he founded neorhino.ca, the successor to the Rhinoceros Party. As the party's candidate in the September 17, 2007 federal by-election in Outremont, he gave his profession as poet on his nomination papers. He received 145 votes (0.61%). The party's activities included protesting against the construction industry.