Thomas Mulcair

Canadian lawyer and politician

Thomas Joseph Mulcair[1] PC MP (born October 24, 1954) is a Canadian-French politician. He was the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada from 2012 to 2017. He is a Member of Parliament for the riding of Outremont in Quebec from 2007-2018. He was selected as the leader of the NDP at a leadership election on March 24, 2012, on the fourth ballot.[2] He then was Leader of the Official Opposition until the NDP lost just over half of its seats in the 2015 federal election. Following the election, a leadership review was held and Mulcair lost it, and was replaced by Jagmeet Singh. He then resigned his seat as Member of Parliament in August 2018.

Tom Mulcair

Leader of the Opposition
In office
March 24, 2012 – November 4, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byNycole Turmel
Succeeded byRona Ambrose
Leader of the New Democratic Party
In office
March 24, 2012 – October 1, 2017
Preceded byNycole Turmel (Interim)
Succeeded byJagmeet Singh
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons
In office
May 26, 2011 – October 12, 2011
LeaderJack Layton
Nycole Turmel (Acting)
Preceded byDavid McGuinty
Succeeded byJoe Comartin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Outremont
In office
September 17, 2007 – August 3, 2018
Preceded byJean Lapierre
Succeeded byRachel Bendayan
Quebec Minister of the Environment
In office
April 29, 2003 – February 27, 2006
PremierJean Charest
Preceded byAndré Boisclair
Succeeded byClaude Béchard
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec
for Chomedey
In office
September 12, 1994 – March 26, 2007
Preceded byLise Bacon
Succeeded byGuy Ouellette
Personal details
Thomas Joseph Mulcair

(1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 69)
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Canada
  • France
Political partyNew Democratic Party (1974–present)
Other political
Quebec Liberal Party (Provincial, 1994–2007)
Catherine Pinhas (m. 1976)
ResidenceMontreal, Canada
Alma materMcGill University

References change

  1. "Mulcair makes believers of us with historic by-election victory". The Monitor. September 26, 2007. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  2. "Live coverage: Thomas Mulcair replaces Jack Layton as leader of the NDP and the Official Opposition". The Globe and Mail, Toronto. March 24, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2015.