Tom Mulcair

Mulcair Calls For Calm On Niqab Controversy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Politics

Mulcair joined Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre for a wide-ranging news conference.

NDP, Liberals Promise To Make Canada A Player At Paris Climate Talks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

At separate events, Mulcair and Trudeau also promised to partner with provincial premiers at the talks, where host France wants a breakthrough on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

How Viable Is The NDP's Child-Care Plan?

CBC | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP estimates the program will cost $5 billion a year by 2024.

Second-Past-the-Post and Other Innovative Ways to Vote

David Martin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau are committed to ending our outmoded first-past-the-post (FPP) voting system. However, it's still unclear what they'd replace it with. The problem as I see it is that Canadians haven't been offered a good substitute for our outmoded FPP system. We should have a whole smorgasbord of truly Canadian electoral options.

For Electorate, Strategic Voting a Decision of Biblical Proportions

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

A large percentage each of NDP and Liberal supporters (over 30 per cent) is prepared to vote for the other if it is seen as the better option to defeat the Conservatives. However, the current deadlock has not revealed who that is and any gains made by either are small -- The tipping point, if it in fact occurs, may come down to Canadians making a judgement similar to that expressed in folklore and widely known as the Judgement of Solomon.

The NDP Has the Same Priority as the Conservatives -- Balance the Budget

Ralph Goodale | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

With a low debt-ratio to start with and interest rates at rock bottom levels, this is the time to invest and grow. That will help lift the economy and create jobs. And that's what Canada needs now more than ever. The Harper/Mulcair fixation on a short-term balanced budget -- at the expense of growth and everything else -- is the wrong priority.

NDP Brand Damaged By Manitoba Government: Observers

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Winnipeg appears to be an anomaly of sorts for the Oct. 19 federal election, with the Liberals gaining ground and ahead of the NDP.

Mulcair Facing Tough Questions From Man Who Took On Quebec Law

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

These questions could prove awkward for the NDP leader days before the French debate.

I'm Proud to Campaign With a Leader Who Advances the Equality of Women

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

All party Leaders in this election will -- or at least should -- tell you that they want to see more women in politics, and that Canadians would be better served by a more balanced representation in the House of Commons. But what sets Tom Mulcair apart from Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, is that he won't simply wring his hands and lament the sad state of affairs.

Study Raises Questions About Outcomes Of Universal Child Care System

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Politics

Newly released research on Quebec's low-cost child-care system suggests children who go through it may do well academically, but have worse outcomes when it comes to health, life satisfaction and crime rates.

Mulcair Apologizes For Past 'Newfie' Remark

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada Politics

"There's no question that was a mistake that I made in the heat of a debate 20 years ago."

Did The UN Ask Canada To Take 9,000 Refugees By Christmas?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2015 | Canada Politics

During Thursday's debate, Mulcair accused Harper of ignoring a UN request that Canada resettle 9,000 refugees before Christmas.

Here's Who Really Won The Globe And Mail Election Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!

Leaders Scatter Across The Country, Hoping For Campaign Momentum

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The party leaders will fan out across the country again.

Mulcair Says Harper Has Hit 'Snooze Button' On Economy

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Tom Mulcair ripped into Conservative Leader Stephen Harper on the government's proposal to ship Canadian crude to the Texas Gulf Coast during Thursday's economic debate.

Mulcair: 'Bring That Fight On'

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics

"All the guns are going to be turned on us for the next few weeks..."

What Each Party Leader's Communication Style Says About Them

Evan Thompson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Evan Thompson

We are in the midst of the most closely contested (and lengthy) political campaign our country has seen in decades. The question every voter asks about any politician is: "Are they for real?" Many judge solely on each communication style and how they appear physically versus their beliefs on complex issues or even track record.

NDP Says It Will Be Able To Run 4 Years Of Surpluses

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The details are contained in a document the party released today.

Will Leaders Discuss Women In The Workforce At Debate?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The leaders have sporadically delved into some of the policy issues that affect Canadian working women during this campaign.

Federal Leaders In Calgary To Prepare For Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau all converged on Calgary, where the Globe and Mail-hosted debate is scheduled for Thursday.

Does Mulcair Have a Shot at Unseating Stephen Harper?

Nick Fillmore | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

From the very start, the main issue in the federal election race has been as obvious as the beard on Tom Mulcair's face, but it's been largely ignored by mainstream media -- the majority of voters have said in opinion polls that by far the biggest issue for them is to have either the NDP or Liberals emerge as the party that can soundly defeat Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.

Pressure Is On For Mulcair As He Prepares For Debate In Calgary

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Politics

Mulcair knows he faces an uphill battle to sell his pitch to Canadians.

Mulcair, Trudeau To Appear On Popular Quebec TV Show

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Politics

Jack Layton's appearance on the program in the 2011 election campaign is credited with helping the NDP make its stunning surge in the province a few weeks later.

Mulcair Tells Vancouver Crowd Toronto Is 'Canada's Most Important City'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Wait, what?

Mulcair Shows 2 Can Play Nardwuar's Game

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

There are a few certainties in Canadian politics. One of them is that if you're the leader of a major political party, Nardwuar the Human Serviett...