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.
|Wed Aug 17 02:06:57 +0000 2016 - Vraiment triste d'apprendre que Mauril Bélanger nous ait quitté. Un homme de caractère. Nos sincères condoléances à ses proches.|
Wed Aug 17 02:06:09 +0000 2016 - Saddened to learn of the passing of Mauril Bélanger. Very well-liked and respected colleague. Our condolences to his loved ones.
Mon Aug 15 20:25:39 +0000 2016 - À Montréal hier avec l’équipe du #NPD pour #fierteMTL. C’est toujours un plaisir de participer aux festivités. https://t.co/wugKtRGBXe
Mon Aug 15 20:25:06 +0000 2016 - In Montreal yesterday with the #NDP team for #fierteMTL. It's always a pleasure to take part in the celebration. https://t.co/zV1BmFQPpU
Tue Jul 26 22:43:39 +0000 2016 - Sincere congratulations to @HillaryClinton, who has made history tonight and who has inspired women all over the world.
Fri Jul 15 14:40:45 +0000 2016 - Minister Dion has refused to respond to the troubling #azerkids allegations: https://t.co/O8AKkNrY47 The PM must now explain. #bringthemhome
Fri Jul 15 13:19:36 +0000 2016 - Our condolences to the loved ones of little Taliyah and her mother Sara. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for their loss.
Fri Jul 15 13:19:03 +0000 2016 - Nos sincères condoléances aux proches de la petite Taliyah et de sa mère Sara. La tristesse que nous ressentons pour eux est indescriptible.
Thu Jul 14 23:42:27 +0000 2016 - Awful news coming out of an attack in Nice during #BastilleDay celebrations. We stand with those injured & the families of the many killed.
Thu Jul 14 23:41:23 +0000 2016 - Toutes nos pensées sont avec les blessés et les proches des victimes de la terrible attaque à Nice durant les célébrations de la #Bastille.