Queen’s Law graduate, full-time parent and partner, and daughter of Irish immigrants Bronagh Morgan has worked for the past decade as a legal writer, translating the law into language that people can understand. She believes that everyone deserves a voice in Canada’s legal and political systems, which is what has motivated her to once again join with Ontarians of all backgrounds in becoming a Green Party of Ontario candidate, representing the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London.
Bronagh grew up in Niagara Falls, attending Stamford Collegiate and graduating as an Ontario scholar. She obtained an Honours English degree from Trent University in 1993 and, after working in service, telecommunications and the tech sector for several years, returned to study law at Queen’s. It was there that she first engaged in environmental activism, re-establishing the Queen’s Law Environmental Law Club and volunteering for such organizations as Lake Ontario Keeper and Sierra Legal Defence.
Following graduation, Bronagh practiced law in Alberta and Ontario while continuing to serve her community as a volunteer in the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program, Calgary Legal Guidance and Gilda’s Club Toronto. After landing in London, Ontario in the early 2000s, Bronagh became active with the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations and first ran as a Green Party of Ontario candidate in the riding of London North Centre in 2003. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bereaved Families of Ontario and Bereaved Families of Ontario-Southwest. She is a regular volunteer at St. Patrick’s Church, St. John French Immersion School, Queen’s Village for Seniors and the London Abused Women’s Centre. Recently, she re-emerged as a Climate Reality presenter (before becoming a full-time parent, Bronagh had the honour of being one of the first Canadians trained by former US Vice-President Al Gore to present to local audiences Mr. Gore’s slideshow based on “An Inconvenient Truth”).
Throughout her years of involvement with the Green Party of Ontario and the Green Party of Canada, both as a candidate and a volunteer, Bronagh has been most impressed with the commitment of leaders like Mike Schreiner, fellow candidates, staff and volunteers to the shared beliefs that ground the green movement worldwide. She’s happy that Green Party policies have consistently articulated long-term goals that take into account scientific realities, while recognizing the immediate and urgent needs, in particular, of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Bronagh resides in southwest Ontario with her partner and two daughters. She is an avid recreational runner and former amateur boxer and triathlete. In addition to her work in the legal field, Bronagh has been a personal trainer and fitness instructor since 2003 and has won a number of awards for her wildlife and portrait artwork. She has contributed articles to the London Free Press, Globe and Mail and several international technology journals, and is a contributing author on legal texts covering property and matrimonial law.