Roundtable discussion “Constitutional Federalism in Canada: A Legal Bulwark Against Majoritarianism” with Dr. Jessy Hartery, McGill University, Canada.
Dr. Jessy Hartery Bio:
Dr. Jesse Hartery is currently a Research Assistant to Professor Johanne Poirier (the holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism) at McGill University. He was recently a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Mark G. Peacock of the Superior Court of Québec and a Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law at McGill University for 2017-2018. He has previously been a Research Assistant in Property Law to Professor Yaëll Emerich (the Director of the Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law) and has worked in the Crown Law Office at the Ministry of the Attorney General of the Province of Ontario. He has published legal articles in The Federal Idea, Advocates for the Rule of Law, and the McGill International Review. He is a regular contributor to Tea Circle, the blog run by the Programme on Modern Burmese Studies at the University of Oxford. Before pursuing legal studies, Jesse worked in Canadian federal politics. He began as a public servant in the House of Commons of Canada, before doing policy work in the Office of the Minister of Finance of Canada. He ultimately served as a political staffer at the Conservative Party in the lead up to the 2015 general election. He is currently completing a joint degree in common law (LL.B.) and civil law (B.C.L.) at McGill University. He holds an Honours B.A. in History with a Minor in Asian Studies from the University of Ottawa.