Posts Tagged ‘thomas mulcair

The NDP ask a lot of Canada’s PM: Be in two places at once

- September 23rd, 2014

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Moments after speaking in the House of Commons Tuesday (above), NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters in the House of Commons foyer (my emphasis):

You know, as far as we’re concerned, when you ask a question that corresponds to all the rules on a very important subject of national concern like Canada’s involvement in a war in Iraq, Canadians deserve better and they deserve more respect for our institutions than we got today. … And frankly, the Prime Minister should have been there today.  That’s his role to be in the House.

Wait. Hold on. Read more…

By-election scorecards: How have party leaders fared?

- June 30th, 2014



Since Stephen Harper became leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, he has led his side through 30 by-elections. His party’s record in those by-elections? Pretty good. Conservatives held 7 seats in which they were the incumbent, stole 4 seats from another incumbent party, and suffered 1 loss. In the rest, they were neither the incumbent nor were able to steal.  Read more…

Me and Tom Mulcair: How will the NDP win in 2015?

- January 16th, 2014

“Young people are very involved. They’re the most engaged generation in our history. And yet they don’t see what happens in this place [the House of Commons] as being very relevant. That’s where we come in.” – NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.

The 2013 Mulcair Christmas Card

- December 4th, 2013

Thomas Mulcair Christmas card front

Just arrived in the office, the official Christmas Card from the Leader of the Official Opposition Thomas Mulcair and his wife Catherine Pinhas. Adds to the set from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his family and from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his family. Read more…

Journalist McQuaig wants to be an MP

- August 6th, 2013

Toronto Star columnist Linda McQuaig will announce today she is seeking the NDP nomination in Toronto Centre. The Star‘s Susan Delacourt reports:

[McQuaig] recognizes that the prevailing winds in Toronto Centre and beyond may favour new Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, but McQuaig said that NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is her clear choice.“When it comes to issues, performance, brains, just sheer effectiveness, [Mulcair] just has (Trudeau) totally beat,” she said. “What’s important to me is that Mulcair and the NDP is more progressive.”

Read the rest: Columnist Linda McQuaig enters NDP race in Toronto | Toronto Star.