Jean Boucher is a longstanding lawyer and resident of Kuujjuaq with in-depth knowledge of Nunavik aboriginal issues. He is the MNA of Ungava since April 7, 2014.
He has a Bachelor of Bio-Medical Science from UQTR (1986), a Bachelor of Law from Université de Sherbrooke (1995) and a Quebec Bar license (1996). He went on to pursue a Masters of Labour Relations at UQTR.
Jean Boucher began his legal career as a lawyer in corporate litigation for Habitat Métis du Nord, a non-profit Dolbeau-Mistassini organization that provides public housing to Aboriginal people living off reserve. He held this position from 2000 to 2007. He moved to Kuujjuaq, where he first became the Director of the Kativik Regional Government’s Legal and Municipal Management Department. Subsequently, he acted as the Director of Client Services for the Kativik Municipal Housing Office, responsible for a portfolio of more than 2,700 low-income housing, divided into 14 northern villages in Quebec.