My first term as an MP confirmed one thing: we urgently need to fight inequality.
Alexandre Boulerice was born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, on the south shore of Montreal.
Following Cegep, he moved to Montreal in order to pursue a B.A. in sociology from the Université de Montréal. He then studied Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) followed by a Master’s Degree from McGill University.
After his studies, he worked as a journalist and editor for the newly-launched LCN information network. Soon after, he left for the TVA news channel, where he first began to get involved with his union.
Taking a liking to social engagement, he left TVA to go work for the Union des travailleurs et travailleuses accidents de Montreal (UTTAM). For nearly a year, helped workers fight for their basic rights. He subsequently took a position at the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and represented TVA’s employees for nine years.
Since the late 90s, Alexandre Boulerice has been a contributing member of the New Democratic Party and a committed party activist. He first ran as a candidate for Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie in the 2008 Federal election with Jack Layton’s team.
In 2011, the NDP had a historic win in Quebec. Alexandre was elected with over 50% of the vote.
Thanks to his experience as a communicator, Alexandre quickly imposed himself as a skilled orator in the House of commons and a respected parliamentarian. He was given important responsibilities, as he was named the title of NDP Critic for Labour, Canada Post, and then Deputy Critic for Ethics.
This last role kept him pretty during the numerous scandals that punctuated Stephen Harper’s term, such as the Senate scandal, the robocalls scandal and the electoral expenses scandal.
NDP Lieutenant for Quebec
In 2015, Alexandre Boulerice was reelected with 49,2% of the vote. Soon after the election, he was named the NDP Lieutenant for Quebec. This new responsibility brought him to travel across the province to discuss issues that affect citizens and entrepreneurs.
During this period, he was named the NDP Finance Critic, which lead him to fight hard against tax havens.
In January 2018, he became the NDP Critic for the Environment and Climat Change.
On a daily basis, Alexandre insists on the importance of giving back financial means to the middle class, building a greener and more prosperous society. As a representative of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, his first preoccupation is to fight political cynicism and encourage people to get involved in their community.
After his work day is over, he takes on his role as a father. With four kids at home, the action ever ends!