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.
|Sat Oct 22 15:56:36 +0000 2016 - Beautiful, moving story on the tragedy of residential schools. Thank you @gorddownie for #SecretPath. Watch it on @CBC Oct. 23 at 9pmEDT.|
Sat Oct 22 15:56:16 +0000 2016 - Une belle et touchante histoire sur la tragédie des pensionnats. Merci @gorddownie pour #SecretPath. À voir sur @CBC le 23 oct., 21 h (HAE).
Wed Oct 19 22:01:22 +0000 2016 - RT @broadbent: Institute founder Ed Broadbent read Justin Trudeau's comment in @LeDevoir & is taking to Twitter for 1st time to respond. #E…
Wed Oct 19 22:00:55 +0000 2016 - RT @broadbent: Le fondateur de l'Institut Ed Broadbent a lu les commentaires de Justin Trudeau dans @LeDevoir aujourd'hui et répondra via…
Fri Oct 14 17:31:46 +0000 2016 - Catherine & I join all New Democrats in offering our most sincere condolences to family & friends of Jim Prentice at this difficult time.
Fri Oct 14 17:31:23 +0000 2016 - Au nom de tous les néo-démocrates, Catherine et moi présentons nos sincères condoléances à la famille et aux proches de Jim Prentice.
Thu Oct 13 17:00:54 +0000 2016 - Congratulations to the artist, writer, musician and now Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. What a tremendous achievement.
Thu Oct 13 17:00:22 +0000 2016 - Félicitations à l’artiste, auteur, musicien et maintenant lauréat du prix Nobel, Bob Dylan. Quelle réalisation exceptionnelle!
Thu Oct 06 16:21:19 +0000 2016 - Yes. Deal still on. But maybe we should ask @StephenHarper to go to an #ALDS game in Texas in hopes of a reverse ji… https://t.co/8ekFRHE8kH
Thu Oct 06 16:20:38 +0000 2016 - Je suis toujours partant. Devrions-nous demander à @StephenHarper d’assister à un match au Texas afin de briser le… https://t.co/wof1dlWRft