Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Victor Goldbloom, he attended Williston Academy before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from Harvard University. He received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1978 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 1979 from McGill University. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1981.
He was an editorial writer for The Gazette in 1980. From 1981 to 1991, he was a labour lawyer at the law firm of (now Fasken Martineau DuMoulin). From 1985 to 1987, he was the president of Alliance Quebec. From 1991 to 1994, he was the president and CEO of the YMCA de Montréal. In 1994, was appointed president and publisher of The Montreal Gazette.
In 2003, he was appointed deputy publisher and senior vice-president of strategy and human resources at the Toronto Star. In 2004, he was named publisher. He was replaced in 2006 and later was appointed head of McGill University's government relations and inter-institutional affairs office, effective January 3, 2007.
In 2013, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for establishing several transformative civic organizations in Montreal and for his dedication to building bridges between the city’s English- and French-speaking communities".
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- "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013.