Event

27

January 2015

A Sustainable Century: The New Democratic Vision

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

As the Government prepares for an election year Budget, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair will lay out his practical plans to help Canadian families, work with business leaders, meet the challenges of the next generation and build a sustainable future.

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A Sustainable Century: The New Democratic Vision

Thomas Mulcair

Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair is a lawyer, university professor and politician born on October 24, 1954 (62 years). First elected as a Federal Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party in a 2007 by-election (Outremont), he became, the very next year, the first New Democrat ever to be elected in a general election in his province of Quebec. Appointed as the Quebec lieutenant of his party, he was one of the architects of the “Orange Wave” which saw the New Democrats take three quarters of the seats in his home province and become, for the first time in the party’s history, the Official Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. In 2012, he became the leader of the party.

With a political career spanning more than twenty years, Mulcair came to Federal politics after serving four mandates as a provincial member of the Quebec National Assembly (Chomedey, Laval) (1994-2007). From 2003 to 2006, he served as Environment Minister in the Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest and was responsible for implementing Sustainable Development legislation, described as the most avant-garde in North America and still considered cutting-edge to this day.

Having devoted his entire career to public service, Mulcair was also president of the Office des professions du Québec (1987-1993), the body governing Quebec’s professional orders, and a board member of the Quebec French language Council.

Second in a family of ten children, Mulcair has been married for the last forty years to Catherine Pinhas. They have two sons and two grand-children.
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Né le 24 octobre 1954 (62 ans), Thomas Mulcair est un avocat, professeur d’université et politicien. Élu en tant que député fédéral du Nouveau Parti démocratique lors d'une élection partielle en 2007 (Outremont), il est devenu, dès l'année suivante, le premier député néo-démocrate élu au Québec lors d’une élection générale. Nommé lieutenant québécois de son parti, il a été en 2011 l’un des artisans de la « vague orange » qui a permis au NPD de remporter les trois quarts des sièges au Québec et de devenir ainsi, pour la première fois de son histoire, l’opposition officielle à la Chambre des communes. En 2012, il a été élu chef du NPD.

Avant de se lancer en politique fédérale, Thomas Mulcair a siégé, de 1994 à 2007, à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec comme député du Parti libéral de Chomedey (Laval). De 2003 à 2006, il fut ministre de l’Environnement du Québec au sein du gouvernement libéral de Jean Charest. S’inspirant de l’Europe, il est l'auteur d'une loi sur le développement durable considérée, encore aujourd’hui, comme avant-gardiste en Amérique du Nord.

Thomas Mulcair a passé toute sa carrière au service du public. Il fut notamment président de l’Office des professions du Québec (1987-1993), instance gouvernementale règlementant les ordres professionnels au Québec, et membre dirigeant du Conseil de la langue française.

Deuxième d’une famille de dix enfants, Thomas Mulcair est marié à Catherine Pinhas depuis quarante ans. Ils ont deux fils et deux petits-enfants.

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