Tom Mulcair was born in Ottawa and raised in Laval, QuĂ©bec. After attending law school at McGill University, Tom chose a career in the civil service and later in politics. He has served in a number of prominent positions, including as QuĂ©becâ€™s environment minister. In 2012 Tom was elected leader of the NDP and leader of the Official Opposition..
Strength of Conviction
Globe & Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller
Toronto Star Non-Fiction Bestseller
The inside story of Tom Mulcairâ€™s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power.
He has been called the strongest Opposition leader in the television era; he was also known in QuĂ©bec as the provincial Oppositionâ€™s â€śpit bull.â€ť Here, in his own words, and for the first time, is the inside story of Tom Mulcairâ€™s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines: who he is, how he thinks, and how he comes by the values that shaped his character. Unwavering in his convictions, he shares behind-the-scenes information on the reasons why he resigned as QuĂ©becâ€™s minister of the environment under Charest; his decision to rejoin the New Democratic Party; and what it was like working closely with Jack Layton to help spearhead the â€śOrange Waveâ€ť that swept the NDP into power as the Official Opposition in the 2011 federal election. Alongside this, Mulcair also sheds light on such nation-defining events as past immigration and environmental policies, the QuĂ©bec Referendum, Native residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Harper governmentâ€™s Anti-Terrorism Act.
In this book, Mulcair reveals his vision for the country, and his position on the issues that matter most â€” making Strength of Conviction an essential read for all Canadians with an interest in our nationâ€™s future.
In drive, determination and sheer force of intellect, Stephen Harper has met his match.
One walks away from the book feeling that Mulcair is a man with a keenly felt set of values, and a willingness, even a desire, to fight for what he believes to be right
Written in a warm, friendly, and very readable style that offers readers the opportunity to get to know the man who would be prime minister.
[Mulcairâ€™s auto] biography is a formidable asset.
Before voting in Octoberâ€™s federal election, it might be wise to read Thomas Mulcairâ€™s Strength of Conviction.
an amiable introduction to the man with the greatest potential to topple the Harper government this fall.
A readable introduction to a man who has already had a considerable impact on our politics.
[Mulcair] writes simple prose, to charming effect.
Two things stand [out] about the first half of Mulcairâ€™s book. One is that itâ€™s completely authentic, an account not only of his formative years but of a vanished place and time â€’ English-Catholic Montreal in the middle of the 20th century. The other is that Mulcair obviously wrote it himself, because the voice is entirely his.
A very serviceable book introducing to the wider Canadian public our possible future prime minister in a very readable way.
Strength of Conviction ranks among the best of its genre.
by looking back at the road he has travelled, one sees that Mulcairâ€™s convictions are built on a solid foundation of people who showed him how one person can do make all the difference in the lives of many.