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 Aug 15 18:32:33 +0000 2017 - The NDP family sends our love to @CharlieAngusNDP for the loss of his sister. Nos pensées sont avec la famille Angus en ce moment difficile.|
Tue Aug 15 16:18:47 +0000 2017 - To all Acadians, near and far, happy Acadian Day! https://t.co/cwQ7Urp9c6
Tue Aug 15 16:18:22 +0000 2017 - À tous les Acadiens, qu’ils soient ici ou ailleurs, bonne Fête nationale! https://t.co/XytIJ1OtB6
Sat Aug 12 23:10:04 +0000 2017 - There's no excuse for refusing to denounce white supremacy wherever it arises. We must stand up against hate and violence. #Charlottesville
Sat Aug 12 23:09:34 +0000 2017 - Il n'y a aucune excuse de refuser de dénoncer la suprématie blanche partout où elle se trouve. #Charlottesville
Thu Aug 10 20:29:40 +0000 2017 - Delighted to attend Dakota Dunes Pow Wow on Treaty 6 Territory.
Ravi de prendre part au "Pow Wow" Dakota sur le Te… https://t.co/E3vStj2wDt
Thu Aug 10 20:26:36 +0000 2017 - With Dr. @RyanMeili MLA, at the Westside Community Clinic @SaskatoonCC. Incredible people doing great work. Merci p… https://t.co/d2A6Bqk2Wy
Wed Aug 02 15:49:40 +0000 2017 - Le Canada doit combattre la haine et désigner le #2août comme la Journée de commémoration du #GénocideRom. #Romanipe
Wed Aug 02 15:49:03 +0000 2017 - Canada must stand against hatred and recognize #2August as #RomaGenocide remembrance day. #Romanipe
Wed Jul 19 16:48:22 +0000 2017 - RT @NPD_QG: « Au nom du NPD fédéral et des Canadiens d’un bout à l’autre du pays, je félicite fièrement le @bcndp. » - @ThomasMulcair