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Thomas Mulcair

Personal data
Date of birthOctober 24, 1954(age 61)
Place of birthOttawa, Ontario
Political partyNew Democratic Party
SpouseCatherine Pinhas
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
ProfessionAttorney, professor, politician
ReligionRoman Catholic
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Outremont
Assumed officeSeptember 17, 2007
Preceded byJean Lapierre
MNA for Chomedey
In office1994 - 2007
Succeeded byGuy Ouellette
Preceded byLise Bacon
Quebec Minister of the Environment
In office2003 - 2006
Succeeded byClaude Béchard
Preceded byAndré Boisclair

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Thomas J. "Tom" Mulcair (born October 24, 1954, Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer, university professor, and politician. He is the federal Member of Parliament for Outremont, Quebec, Canada, and holds the seat for the New Democratic Party of Canada. He was the provincial Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Chomedey in Laval from 1994 to 2007, holding the seat for the Liberal Party of Quebec. He served as the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks from 2003 until 2006, in the Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest. Elected MP for Outremont in a by-election in 2007, he was named Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party, jointly with Libby Davies, shortly afterwards, and has won re-election twice. On May 26, 2011 he was named the New Democratic Party's Opposition House Leader. Prior to entering politics, Mulcair was a civil servant in the Quebec provincial government.

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