Thomas Mulcair

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Tom Mulcair

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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 68)
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

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.

References[change | change source]

  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.