Montreal, Québec , Canada
|| October 24, 1954
May 07, 2016 10:40pm
|Info||Thomas Mulcair was elected leader of the Official Opposition and Leader of Canada's New Democrats on March 24th, 2012 with 57.2 % of the vote. |
He was born in Ottawa, but was raised in Laval, North of Montreal. He is the second oldest of ten children.
A lawyer by trade, Thomas Mulcair worked at the Legislative Affairs branch of the Justice Ministry, and later in the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Conseil de la langue française. At the end of 1987, Tom was named President of the Quebec Professions Board (Office des professions du Québec), a position he held until 1993.
He was first elected to Quebec National Assembly in 1994, as MNA for Chomedey. He was reelected three times. During his career in provincial politics, Thomas Mulcair served as critic for Justice and for Industry, as well as Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
At Jack Layton's invitation, he joined Canada's New Democrats at the beginning of 2007. Thomas Mulcair became the first NDP MP in the province of Quebec by winning a by-election in Outremont. He became Jack Layton's Quebec Lieutenant and Co-Deputy Leader of the NDP.
Along with the strong NDP team, Jack Layton and Thomas Mulcair worked tirelessly and helped to create a spectacular breakthrough in Quebec on May 2, 2011 - making Canada's New Democrats the Official Opposition for the first time in history.
|Tue May 24 16:22:47 +0000 2016 - It’s a very heavy day for lovers of Canadian music. Sending #courage to Gord Downie, his family, friends and bandmates @thehipdotcom.|
Tue May 24 16:21:03 +0000 2016 - Triste jour pour les amoureux de musique canadienne. On envoie tout notre #courage à Gord Downie, ses proches & ses compères @thehipdotcom.
Tue May 24 15:40:18 +0000 2016 - RT @NDP_HQ: The NDP is right. There is little logic in pursuing pot possession cases, says @davidakin: https://t.co/Q5g76vJAvU https://t.co…
Sat May 21 16:59:33 +0000 2016 - These vicious attacks against @RE_Brosseau must stop. I #StandwithREB. https://t.co/wzAo8cJNMV
Sat May 21 16:58:24 +0000 2016 - Les attaques vicieuses à l'endroit de @RE_Brosseau doivent cesser. https://t.co/d4M1Ji7gZ8 #solidariteREB
Thu May 19 19:03:25 +0000 2016 - RT @NDP_HQ: Liberals are taking veterans to court. Our veterans deserve better. For more info: https://t.co/NX0CXW7Age #cdnpoli https://t.c…
Thu May 19 19:02:27 +0000 2016 - RT @NPD_QG: Les libéraux amènent les anciens combattans en cour. Nos anciens combattants méritent mieux: https://t.co/jkC5BoZ34e https://t.…
Thu May 19 19:01:32 +0000 2016 - Que Morley Safer, véritable légende canadienne et journaliste ayant mené une brillante carrière à la @CBC et à @60Minutes, repose en paix.
Thu May 19 17:45:45 +0000 2016 - Morley Safer is a true Canadian legend and a renowned journalist with a
distinguished career @CBC and @60Minutes. May he rest in peace.
Wed May 18 19:38:03 +0000 2016 - I welcome the official apology from the PM on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy: https://t.co/7hwW6moDkZ https://t.co/3DSIVb98ZI