Montréal’s CJAD 800 has announced that The Honourable Tom Mulcair joins the station as a political analyst beginning Tuesday, August 28th.
Mulcair contributes his thoughts on Canadian federal politics as well as Québec provincial politics twice daily on CJAD 800 at 7:35 a.m. ET on THE ANDREW CARTER MORNING SHOW and at 5:05 p.m. ET on THE AARON RAND SHOW. Beginning this fall, Mulcair will also make regular appearances on CTV News Channel’s marquee daily political program POWER PLAY as well as twice weekly appearances on CTV News Channel alongside anchor Beverly Thomson.
Mulcair is a former provincial cabinet minister and the former leader of the New Democratic Party, where he served as Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. From 1994 to 2007, Mulcair was the Member of the National Assembly of Québec for the riding of Chomedey. He served as Québec Minister of the Environment from 2003 to 2006.
“I am thrilled to be joining the top-flight news team at CJAD 800. With a provincial election on the horizon, we’ll have a lot to talk about starting this summer,” said Mulcair. “Politics is our second favourite sport in Québec and CJAD 800 and CTV News have always fielded a winning team. I look forward to sharing my own views and learning the priorities of listeners and viewers.”
“We are very excited to have The Honourable Tom Mulcair join us on a regular basis to contribute his analysis of the biggest breaking political news of the day,” said Chris Bury, Program Director, CJAD 800. “As a former party leader, MP, and MNA, Mr. Mulcair has spent decades as a leading voice in Canadian politics. He brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that will be of interest to our listeners.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Mr. Mulcair and his invaluable insight to the team at CTV News Channel,” said Lis Travers, General Manager, CTV News Channel. “Following Labour Day weekend, viewers will see Mr. Mulcair bring his vast knowledge of Canada’s political landscape to the desk alongside our veteran anchors, Don Martin and Beverly Thomson.”
In addition to his new role as a political analyst, Mulcair has joined the Université de Montréal as a visiting professor in the political science department, effective this summer. He also serves as chair of the board of non-profit organization Jour de la Terre Québec.