The Amazing Ancestors of NDP Leader
Just like Charles Taylor of the Bouchard/Taylor Commission, one might think that
is of English or Irish descent. But like Charles Taylor, it is with his mother that we discover a network of Quebec families of high importance.
The mother of Thomas Mulcair is Jeanne Hurtubise - nothing special at first glance. But her godfather was the Honorable
Honoré Mercier (son), great uncle and Liberal minister
for decades and brother-in-law of Lomer Gouin,
Prime Minister of Quebec
But let's stay with the direct ancestors who found way into the dictionary of Canadian biography or the National Assembly of Quebec