Montreal, Québec , Canada
|| October 24, 1954
Aug 01, 2015 12:32am
|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.
|Fri Aug 28 21:51:14 +0000 2015 - Ancien ministre provincial, Tom sait que pour gouverner, il faut savoir établir ses priorités. #ensemble2015 http://t.co/cBOGi1eIZ2|
Fri Aug 28 21:27:05 +0000 2015 - As a former cabinet minister, Tom knows that governing is about setting priorities. #Ready4Change http://t.co/xaGDOYqYZn
Fri Aug 28 18:07:58 +0000 2015 - With @JamesHughesNDP in #NDGWestmount presenting the #NDP plan to fight child and seniors poverty. #Ready4Change
Fri Aug 28 18:07:22 +0000 2015 - Avec @jameshughesNDP, parlant du plan du #NPD pour sortir 200 000 aînés de la pauvreté. #ensemble2015
Fri Aug 28 15:26:42 +0000 2015 - “The NDP is showing leadership on establishing a $15 an hour federal minimum wage.”—Tom Mulcair #Ready4Change
Fri Aug 28 13:39:43 +0000 2015 - Tom is ready to bring change to Ottawa. Stand with him and take a lawn sign. http://t.co/iYu0GdMXxs #Ready4Change http://t.co/5M0r1qwXF9
Fri Aug 28 13:39:00 +0000 2015 - Commandez votre pancarte du #NPD aujourd'hui et nous vous la livrerons. C'est gratuit! : http://t.co/X7MShqQR1R http://t.co/XfwtoSFk9Q
Fri Aug 28 02:20:23 +0000 2015 - Thank you, Brantford. We will replace the politics of fear and division with hope and optimism. —TM #Ready4Change http://t.co/4safG3irk4
Fri Aug 28 02:17:07 +0000 2015 - Merci, Brantford. Le choix est clair: quatre autres années de Harper – ou le plan du NPD pour le changement. —TM http://t.co/6cP0kYNT4M
Thu Aug 27 23:28:21 +0000 2015 - “My focus on building a stronger middle class stems from the value of hard work I learned growing up.”—Tom Mulcair #Ready4Change