Cam Holmstrom was born and raised in Kenora, Ontario and is a graduate of Lakehead University. He worked on Parliament Hill for nine years in the NDP caucus, with extensive experience working in the Natural Resources, Education and Indigenous Rights portfolios. He has worked more than a dozen election campaigns in three provinces, including three leadership campaigns. He is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Cam now works with Bluesky Strategy Group in Ottawa as a Consultant and also comments on politics and current events at magpiebrule.ca.