Born in Saint-Jean -sur-Richelieu, Boulerice has a degree in sociology from the University of Montreal and a Master’s in Political Science from the Université de Quebec à Montreal.
Upon graduation he worked as a journalist for TCN and TVA where he got involved in union organization. This led to his leaving TVA to for the Union des travailleurs et travailleuses accidents de Montreal (UTTAM).
At UTTAM he worked with workers, mostly immigrants, fighting for health coverage and accident compensation. After a year he left UTTAM to work for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
His involvement with the NDP started in the late 1990s and he first ran as a candidate for the party in 2008. After losing the 2008 election Boulerice was hired on as the party’s Vice-President of Communications, Quebec. In 2011 he ran in Rosemont–La Petite Patrie again, this time successfully. Between 2011 and 2015 he served as the Official Opposition Critic for Treasury Board and labour as well as the deputy critic for ethics.
Shortly after the 2011 election Boulerice tabled a private member’s bill, C307, to protect the rights of pregnant and lactating women who must leave their job to protect their health or the health of their child. The bill failed at second reading.
He is the NDP’s Quebec Lieutenant, finance critic and deputy critic for democratic reform.