Global Dignity Day Champion
In 2007, after serving as a cabinet minister in Quebec, Tom Mulcair accepted Jack Layton’s invitation to join his New Democrat team and work to build a better Canada. After Jack’s passing, Tom was elected leader of Canada’s NDP to continue our work to build the Canada of our dreams.
In Parliament – and in communities across Canada – Tom has led the fight for better health care, real action on climate change, and to make life more affordable for Canadians.
Tom is the second oldest of ten brothers and sisters. From an early age, he learned the importance of looking out for others, sticking together, and backing up principles with action. Those middle-class values continue to guide Tom – as a father, grandfather, and leader of the NDP.