Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Jérémy Boulanger Bonnelly

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has appointed 16 dynamic and diverse doctoral Scholars hailing from a broad array of academic backgrounds from communities across Canada and around the world. Through outstanding achievement, they each bring unique qualities and perspectives to our community.

Doctoral candidate Jérémy Boulanger Bonnelly has been named a Scholar 2020. Through its scholarship, mentorship and fellowship programs, the Foundation focuses on the leadership development of its Scholars. 

His research explores the role of public participation in improving access to justice. Originally from Quebec City, Jérémy completed his bachelor in civil law and common law at McGill University as a Loran Scholar. He then served as a law clerk to Justice Clément Gascon at the Supreme Court of Canada, and practised as a lawyer in civil, appellate and constitutional litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright in Montreal. In parallel to his studies, he remains actively involved in access to justice initiatives, including as a pro bono lawyer in two constitutional cases and as a volunteer for Interligne’s LGBTQ+ legal information clinic in Montreal. Member of the board of Interligne, he is also a volunteer for Forces AVENIR and a member of the executive of Canada’s New Democratic Party.