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.
|Thu Nov 26 15:12:10 +0000 2015 - Last week, @JennyKwanBC became the first Chinese-Canadian elected to all 3 levels of govt. Congratulations! #cdnpoli https://t.co/g6YKr2BO8Z|
Thu Nov 26 15:11:27 +0000 2015 - La semaine passée, @JennyKwanBC est devenue la 1ère Sino-Canadienne élue aux trois paliers de gouvernement. Bravo! https://t.co/HNQSbk43ty
Wed Nov 25 19:02:33 +0000 2015 - Today and every day before us, let us recommit to #EndVAW because no lesser goal is acceptable. —TM https://t.co/Xyp212i6XJ
Wed Nov 25 19:00:23 +0000 2015 - Aujourd'hui #25novembre et chaque jour, nous devons éliminer la violence à l’égard des femmes. —TM https://t.co/IMLf1mSdjg
Wed Nov 25 17:28:09 +0000 2015 - Great to speak with members of @OFLabour. Together, we will build the #OntarioWeWant & the Canada of our dreams. —TM https://t.co/2m82ElCgRe
Wed Nov 25 17:27:16 +0000 2015 - Un plaisir de m’adresser aux membres de @OFLabour. Nous pouvons construire l’Ontario et le Canada de nos rêves. —TM https://t.co/1CAdfpDVq3
Wed Nov 25 16:14:58 +0000 2015 - Disappointed to learn of the job cuts at @MapleLeafFoods. My thoughts are with the 400 workers & their families. —TM https://t.co/sUmxONqOlq
Wed Nov 25 16:14:32 +0000 2015 - Déçu des coupures chez @MapleLeafFoods. Mes pensées pour les 400 employés et leurs proches. —TM https://t.co/6NHXEx3FQ7
Wed Nov 25 14:37:01 +0000 2015 - Today marks one of the sacred anniversaries of the Sikh religion. I wish everyone observing Guru Nanak Gurpurab an amazing celebration. —TM
Wed Nov 25 14:36:42 +0000 2015 - Je tiens à souhaiter une journée extraordinaire à tous les Sikhs à travers le Canada qui célèbrent le Guru Nanak Gurpurab aujourd'hui. —TM