Montreal, Québec , Canada
|| October 24, 1954
Apr 21, 2012 01:31pm
|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.
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Thu Jan 29 22:21:42 +0000 2015 - Spending $700,000 fighting our vets in court is not supporting our troops. Send Stephen Harper a message: http://t.co/BINC3jpTCu #cdnpoli
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Thu Jan 29 17:55:57 +0000 2015 - You can listen to the #NDP plan to boost the economy by kickstarting job creation for the middle class here http://t.co/u1hYws3rbt #cdnpoli
Thu Jan 29 16:08:01 +0000 2015 - Hockey legend @MartinBrodeur hangs up his skates after a spectacular career. Profite bien de ta retraite Martin!
Wed Jan 28 21:29:49 +0000 2015 - It’s like looking in a mirror RT @thepolicircus Be the Leader of the #Opposition @ThomasMulcair #NDP #crafts #canpoli http://t.co/4IqTb3W3Qf
Wed Jan 28 16:56:35 +0000 2015 - So many suffer in silence. We need to keep talking about #mentalillness, fight the stigma and make help more accessible. #BellLetsTalk
Wed Jan 28 16:55:55 +0000 2015 - Parlons de la maladie mentale, luttons contre la stigmatisation et travaillons ensemble pour améliorer l'accès aux soins #BellCause