Mulcair

Mulcair, MacKay Spar Over Polytechnique Shooting Comment

CBC | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics

The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKa...

Mulcair Reacts To Lackluster Byelection Results

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is shrugging off the NDP's dismal performance in byelections.The NDP leader says byelection results are not indicators of how a p...

Harper Ignored Mulcair's Objections Over CSIS Watchdog Picks

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government appointed two members to Canada's spy watchdog despite objections raised by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair during formal ...

Mulcair Vows To Raise Wages For Federal Employees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The New Democrats are promising to bring back the minimum wage for employees who work in federally regulated sectors.NDP leader Tom Mulcai...

Althia Raj

Mulcair Vows To Raise Minimum Wage – For Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is pledging to reinstate and substantially increase the federal minimum wage – a low-level benchmark for cert...

Mulcair To Unveil 'Some Very Concrete' NDP Proposals

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Tom Mulcair intends to start this fall nailing down some key planks in the NDP's election platform — a full year before the next schedule...

Mr. Mulcair, the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence Is As Important As the Pacific Coast

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

If you hope to repeat the success of May 2, 2011, I invite you to take a firm stand against the TransCanada East pipeline and you must demand that the National Energy Board hold public hearings that are not mere rubber stamps for the oil industry.

NDP Mailings Could Cost Party Millions

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP could be asked to repay potentially millions of dollars worth of mail it sent out into dozens of ridings on the taxpayers' dime, in a...

One Day, Saskatchewan, One Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - Saskatchewan NDP Leader Cam Broten is getting a boost from his federal counterpart ahead of the provincial party's convention this weekend...

Althia Raj

Does The NDP Really Owe Taxpayers Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative Party is demanding that the NDP pay taxpayers back for using parliamentary staff to work in party offices outside of Ottaw...

Mulcair Dismisses 'Illegal' Funding Claims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP is coming under fire from all sides for using taxpayer-funded parliamentary resources for partisan purposes.But NDP Leader Tom Mulcai...

Mulcair Shuffles His Shadow Cabinet

CBC | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Politics

Just one day after the prime minister rejigged his ministerial roster to fill the seat vacated by Jim Flaherty, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair has pe...

Mulcair Sounds Off On Credit Card Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The leader of the federal NDP says banks are not doing Canadians any favours.Thomas Mulcair was in Winnipeg on Wednesday as part of the par...

Media Bites: So What's In a Name, Mulcair?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If the goal was to make us forget he existed, it quite clearly didn't work. I'm referring to Thomas Mulcair's weird habit of never calling Justin Trudeau by his full name. Judging from the polls, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that this gimmick is paying dividends for the NDP.

Bloc To Trudeau And Mulcair: Go Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Two federal party leaders weighed in on Quebec's controversial religion plan Wednesday despite an admonition by the Bloc Quebecois that the...

Tory Line On PMO Fund 'Doesn't Wash'

CBC | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Politics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the Conservative line on a partisan fund run by the Prime Minister's Office "doesn't wash," as a Conservative MP appears t...

Media Bites: Will Tom Mulcair Ever Grow a Personality?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Though we're now almost a year into the Thomas Mulcair reign, it's remarkable how difficult it remains to summarize the guy. Even by Canadian standards, Tom's an oddly forgettable figure. The whole thing evokes memories of Harry Plinkett's famous YouTube review of Star Wars: Episode I. Don't buy it? Try playing Plinkett game with Canadian politicians. Stephen Harper? Cold, stubborn, bossy, practical. Justin Trudeau? Naive, charming, upbeat, eloquent. Tom Mulcair? Um...Does "bearded" count?

Mulcair Slams 'Harper And His Thugs'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has been setting annual targets — with dollar totals — for investigators looking into improper Employment Insuranc...

Feds' 'Lack Of Transparency Is Starting To Reach New Heights'

CBC | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

NDP critics Peter Julian and Hélène Leblanc added their voices Monday to those objecting to the Harper government's "secretive handling" of foreign ...

Motion 312 - Don't Blame Stephen Harper or the CPC

Kathleen Smith | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

Stephen Harper has stayed true to his word, maintaining his stand that the issue of abortion will not be reopened in Canada so long as he is Prime Minister. That being the case, how did we reach the point where the blame for Motion 312 and it's implications on the reproductive rights of women in this country are perceived to be solely with Stephen Harper and the CPC?

Media Bites: Tom Mulcair and Duchess Kate Let it All Hang Out

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Thomas Muclair... wants to raise your taxes! Specifically, he wants to raise a carbon tax, which is a tax on everything you have, want, or could even conceive of! Time-traveling unicorn zombie cyborgs? Oh, you better believe Tom's gonna tax the hell outta those. You know what else was taxing? All the coverage of Kate's topless foray. To summarize, the consensus is that duchesses should not be naked in public.

Bring It On

CBC | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives and the Opposition New Democrats have drawn their political battle lines in time for the return of MPs to Parliament after a two-mon...

Harper, Mulcair And End-Of-Summer Polls

Vincent St. Pierre | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Alberta
Vincent St. Pierre

Polling is a long haul game. Jitters of points inside margins of errors don't showcase who has different levels of support or who is the newest front runner in the media past time of political horse races.

Because of the Environment, I May Not Have Children

Sofi Papamarko | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Sofi Papamarko

I am not exactly an environmental crusader. I turn off the lights whenever I leave a room. I use public transportation. I recycle. For a long time, I thought this was enough. It's not, and over the past few years, I have begun to question whether or not I should ever have children. Here's why.

Mulcair and Harper's Quebec Tug-of-War

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

According to Thomas Mulcair, the recently crowned federal NDP leader, the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper would consult former Tory prime minister Brian Mulroney about Quebec, proves how little he understands that province. Really? Or is this Mulcair just shaking in his boots because this is a plot by Harper to regain support in Quebec?