Posts Tagged ‘thomas mulcair

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.

Stephane Dion slams Mulcair for “irresponsibility” in criticism of Supreme Court

- April 30th, 2013

Just in from Liberal HQ:

OTTAWA– Liberal Democratic Reform and Intergovernmental Affairs critic Stéphane Dion sent the following letter to NDP Justice critic Françoise Boivin today in response to the NDP’s request for Liberal support for the motion passed by the Quebec National Assembly earlier this month:

Ms. Françoise Boivin, MP
152 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Madam Member,

On behalf of the Liberal caucus, thank you for your letter dated April 29, 2013.  Read more…