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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daphne Bramham: Jagmeet Singh's fate rests on voters and NDP members believing that he deserves a chance


Convincing voters is one thing, but Singh's fate may rest on whether his party is well-enough funded and organized to get those voters to the polls.

Daphne Bramham
Updated: February 22, 2019


The only candidate who lives in Burnaby South and is able to vote in Monday’s federal byelection is the guy who has come the longest way to contest it, and has the most to prove and the most to lose.

Despite a history as an NDP stronghold with decades of the party’s federal and municipal politicians in control, Burnaby South is far from a safe bet for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.

His path to a win got harder when the Liberals’ first candidate resigned over racist remarks and the party appointed Richard T. Lee, who for four terms represented the provincial riding with similar boundaries.

And, for weeks now, members of Singh’s own party (including former leader Tom Mulcair) have openly talked about the Plan B that is in place in case Singh loses.

Canada’s two NDP premiers are feuding over pipelines, with Singh having sided with B.C.’s John Horgan in opposing the twinning of an existing pipeline, which Alberta’s Rachel Notley says is essential for her province.

The split intensified this week with Singh’s support for the $40-billion LNG Canada project in northern B.C. challenged by both Svend Robinson, the Burnaby North-Seymour NDP candidate in October’s federal election, and Julia Sanchez, who is running for the NDP in the Outremont byelection.

With all this going on, it’s fair to say that some party stalwarts are sitting out this byelection in a riding that the NDP barely held on to in 2015.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stands with New Westminster-Burnaby MP Peter Julian outside Bill Copeland Community Centre in Burnaby. Arlen Redekop / PNG

But fortune may still favour the Ontario-born Singh. The Liberals appear to be in meltdown, especially with all the questions about what exactly happened between former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the prime minister and his staff regarding SNC-Lavalin’s attempts to halt a federal prosecution.

As for the Conservatives, they seem to be spending a lot more time scrapping it out with Maxime Bernier’s nascent People’s Party of Canada than focusing on either Singh or the Liberals.

While environment is a top-of-mind issue here, at street level it’s housing.

In Burnaby South, 22 per cent of the residents fall below the low-income cut-off line, six percentage points higher than the Metro Vancouver average. Nearly one in four residents spends more than a third of their household income on housing.

And when you look at the average income and the average house price, the gap is unbridgeable.

As the only candidate with a home in the riding, Singh has firsthand knowledge of how hard it is to get a place to live — a problem that he says is driving the insecurity and fears of many Canadians.

Singh lost out on several rentals because he didn’t show up with a cheque for the first months’ rent. It was only after friends interceded and vouched his ability to pay the second month’s rent that Singh managed to get a place.

The riding is a perfect foil for NDP campaign promises of 500,000 units of affordable housing in the next decade, immediate investments in co-ops and non-market housing, elimination of GST on developments with a significant amount of affordable units, an increase in the first-time homebuyers’ tax credit, and relief for renters whose housing costs exceed 30 per cent of their income.

Of course, there is no chance that Singh can make any of that happen. With his party so low in the polls nationally, the best that Singh may be able to do even after the fall federal election is to push either the Liberals or the Conservatives to steal his best ideas.

But it’s immigration that has drawn the heat at all-candidates meetings.

In 2017, 13-year-old Marissa Shen was murdered in 2017 and Syrian refugee Ibrahim Ali has been charged. The case has fuelled worries about Canada’s screening of refugees and ignited ugly comments by both candidates and their supporters at raucous community gatherings.

It’s a potent issue in a riding where 54 per cent of the residents are immigrants. Of those, 89 per cent came for economic opportunity or for family reunification.

People’s Party of Canada candidate Laura-Lynn Thompson has poured the most fuel on the fire, even though the Conservatives have staked it as one of their election issues. Meantime, the Tory candidate, Jay Shin, a Korean-Canadian, has tried to retain social conservatives from defecting to Thompson, a Christian TV talk show host, with brochures in English and Chinese highlighting PPC leader Maxime Bernier’s support for an NDP bill to expunge past pot convictions, and that Marc Emery, the so-called “Prince of pot”, is one of his prominent supporters.

Thompson has responded with a complaint to Elections Canada saying she doesn’t support either cannabis legalization or supervised injection sites.

Singh’s challenges are considerable. He must convince voters that he can be their most effective representative in Ottawa.

But he also needs his party’s members to believe in his leadership strongly enough that they will be there Monday to mobilize voters.

Because with voter turnout traditionally low in byelections, Singh’s fate rests as much on that as it is does on anything else.


https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/jagmeet-singhs-fate-rests-on-voters-and-ndp-members-believing-that-he-deserves-a-chance
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11 of the 44 NDP MPs elected in 2015 won’t run in 2019

By Marco Vigliotti. Published on Feb 22, 2019 4:26pm


One-quarter of NDP MPs elected in 2015 are not seeking re-election in this fall’s vote after two Quebec MPs ruled out running again earlier this week.

NDP MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet and Anne Minh-Thu Quach confirmed Thursday they would not seek re-election in October’s vote, becoming the 10th and 11th party incumbents to publicly announce they would bow out, according to an iPolitics analysis.

This includes former leader Thomas Mulcair, who resigned his seat last summer to accept a teaching post, and Kennedy Stewart, who also stepped down in 2018, but to successfully seek election as mayor of Vancouver.

Other NDP MPs who have announced they won’t seek re-election include Alberta’s Linda Duncan, Ontario’s Irene Mathyssen and David Christopherson, Quebec’s Helene Laverdiere and Romeo Saganash, and B.C.ers Fin Donnelly and Sheila Malcolmson, who officially resigned earlier this year to run successfully for the provincial NDP in a byelection.

The NDP had 44 members elected under the party’s banner in 2015, a steep drop from the 103 who won in 2011.

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir has announced he will attempt to be re-elected after being booted from the party’s caucus after an investigation into harassment allegations. Leader Jagmeet Singh has said he will not let Weir run for the party in 2019, though Weir has said he still intends to seek the party’s nomination in his Regina-Lewvan riding.

With Weir’s expulsion and the resignations of Mulcair, Malcolmson and Stewart, the party is down to 40 MPs, eight of which have already said they won’t run again. Singh is seeking election to the House in Monday’s byelection in the Metro Vancouver riding of Burnaby South.

Boutin-Sweet and Quach were first elected in 2011 as the NDP made historic gains in Quebec, grabbing 59 of the province’s then-75 seats. The so-called Orange Wave allowed the party to make historic gains that captualted it to the Official Opposition ranks for the first time.

Boutin-Sweet, who represents the riding of Hochelaga in Montreal, said she no longer had the energy to serve as MP, noting she will be 64 by the time of the next election.

“I respect the people of Hochelaga too much to only represent them part time,” she said in a statement.

“My heart is still with you, but my energy levels are not.”

She narrowly won election in 2015, besting law professor and Liberal candidate Marwah Rizqy by less than a percentage point. Rizqy won election to the Quebec legislature in 2018.

Quach, who holds the riding of Salaberry-Suroit west of Montreal, said in a statement that she decided not to seek reelection because of “family matters,” namely that she is pregnant with her second child and her daughter is entering kindergarten in September.

She thanked her constituencies for allowing her to represent the riding and for helping her discover the worlds of agriculture and business, local community organizations, and the Akwesasne Mohawk First Nation, located in the riding.

iPolitics has counted 10 Conservative incumbents that have announced they are not running again in 2019 compared to seven for the Liberals.


https://ipolitics.ca/2019/02/22/11-of-the-44-ndp-mps-elected-in-2015-wont-run-in-2019/
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( well find out soon if Singh gets his seat or not , Burnaby South has been a fairly reliable ndp area and being the party leader , normally there would be no doubt it stay ndp .

but something about this by election has been unpredictable and its such an odd race to try and make a solid prediction would be just guessing at this point )





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The polls are now open in Burnaby South. #cdnpoli #elxn42
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( Singh and the ndp claim to have a plan to reconnect with quebec voters , can't help but wonder what it is and what the chance of it actually being successful are at this point )


iPolitics AM: Trudeau heads to Florida as NDP looks to ‘reconnect’ with Quebec

By Kady O'Malley. Published on Mar 11, 2019 6:15am



Meanwhile, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh marks the one-week countdown to his inaugural appearance in the House of Commons by unveiling what his party is billing as “his plan to reconnect with Quebecers,” the details of which will be shared during an afternoon visit to a Montreal community centre, where Singh will be flanked by Quebec MPs Alexandre Boulerice and Brigitte Sansoucy, who serve as Quebec lieutenant and caucus chair, respectively.

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/03/11/ipolitics-am-trudeau-heads-to-florida-as-ndp-launches-bid-to-reconnect-with-quebec/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am interested in how the NDP will approach Quebec.

Outremont while lost at least showed there was some interest left in the NDP on the Island which is something that surprised many.

What will be interesting is how much interest nomination contests will secure over the next few months now that it appears clear the NDP at least for now has some stability
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( they appear to have named a Quebec MP as deputy leader and likely a sign he will be high profile in Quebec but Singh may not be so )



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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh names Montréal MP Alexandre Boulerice as deputy leader in order to “re-connect” party with Quebecers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opting for Alexandre Boulerice as the voice of Quebec assures there will be no shortage of voices firmly to the left of center.

It appears they are hoping to make a stand on the Island but may very well be ceding the rest of the Province.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexandre Boulerice is extremely popular in Montreal. He has a large majority in his riding of Rosemont, which overlaps the provincial riding where the PQ leader was defeated by Quebec Solidaire last year.

Boulerice is somewhat associated with Quebec Solidaire which went from 3 to 11 seats last year and is now the 3rd party in Quebec, and is of course definitely to the left of the Mulcair-dippers.

Montreal, like Toronto, is possessed by the large-city-delusion that it is the centre of the universe, and is largely psychologically disconnected from events in Quebec City and Ottawa. But the news of the scandal has penetrated this veil and the news is now percolatiing in the subconscious of the populace ...

The NPD now looks likely to retain a handful of seats in Quebec and could well retrieve their lost seat of Outremont. But these will be limited to the larger towns and cities: Greater Montreal, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, and central Quebec City. So their seats in the rural areas and the more medium-size towns (Trois-Rivieres, Drummondville, Jonquiere, Saint Hyacinthe) are still up for grabs ...
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NDP leader Singh names Montreal MP Boulerice as deputy leader to 'reconnect' with Quebec


Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 11, 2019 1:27PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:26AM EDT


Montreal MP Alexandre Boulerice is the NDP's new deputy leader and will be tasked with raising the party's profile in Quebec ahead of next fall's federal election, party leader Jagmeet Singh announced Monday.

The former union adviser will be in charge of recruiting candidates in the province and helping the party "reconnect" with Quebecers, Singh told reporters at the announcement in east-end Montreal. Polls place the NDP in fourth place in the province, and high-profile Quebec MPs including Tom Mulcair, Helene Laverdiere and Romeo Saganash will not be running for re-election in October.

"We are not exactly where we want to be in Quebec at this time," Boulerice told reporters. With 15 seats in Quebec, the party is far from its high point in the 2011 election when it won the majority of the province's ridings and became the Official Opposition.


Singh said his nomination of Boulerice -- known for his confrontational political style and strong oratory skills in the House of Commons -- shows his desire to "do things differently in Quebec." He told reporters to stay tuned for a series of Quebec-specific announcements in the coming months.

Singh said NDP policies to provide low-cost housing, to increase taxes on the rich and to respect Quebec cultural products make him "an ally" of Quebecers. But he and Boulerice also revealed that the environment will be a major issue the party will use to differentiate itself from the Liberals, who are leading in the polls in Quebec.

"The best route to take for the NDP in Quebec is to reconnect with all the progressives, with Quebecers, for a clear alternative to the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau," Boulerice said. "And that means taking a bold turn, taking a courageous turn, a visionary turn, that focuses above all on the collective interest."

Boulerice criticized the Trudeau government decision to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and what he called inadequate action to combat greenhouse gas emissions. "We will present a plan on the environment that will clearly show the time of half measures is over," he said.

Singh said the party's next announcement for Quebec will be on Wednesday, when he plans to announce the NDP's candidate in the Montreal riding of Laurier--Sainte-Marie, currently held by Laverdiere.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/ndp-leader-singh-names-montreal-mp-boulerice-as-deputy-leader-to-reconnect-with-quebec-1.4331227
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Opting for Alexandre Boulerice as the voice of Quebec assures there will be no shortage of voices firmly to the left of center.

It appears they are hoping to make a stand on the Island but may very well be ceding the rest of the Province.



the problem I see for the ndp in Quebec is most of the ridings seen as being in play are currently held by the ndp and all the other parties are desperately looking for new seats in quebec ( Liberals , Green , Bloc , Conservatives )


the liberals aren't that likely to lose much ground in Quebec , the Bloc are polling higher and would also seem unlikely to lose the 10 seats they have now , the green's are also polling better but have never won a seat in quebec , the cpc is also likely to hold most of the seats they won in 2015 with the exception of Beauce ( Bernier's riding ) and Lac Saint Jean , that went liberal in a by election .


so all the parties are looking at the ndp ridings especially open ones as a way to gain some seats in the province


I also doubt the ndp can find a way to create the same level of excitement ( among youth and lefty voters ) the Quebec Solidaire had in the last election even if they have similar policies and such . but if Boulerice becomes higher profile in Quebec he should at least hold his own riding and maybe help the ndp keep a couple other montreal seats which may be all there hoping for at this point
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( its bad when its news when a longtime ndp mp is actually still running but one from Northern Ontario is , Carol Hughes who has been mp since 2008 plans to run again and so perhaps this is a riding the ndp can hold , although before she won in 2008 it had been a very safe and long time liberal riding )



Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP meet to nominate Hughes


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 Carol Hughes is up for nomination for the NDP in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. Photo provided


Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes nomination as the NDP candidate for the riding for the federal election is unlikely to be contested.

Party pundits will nominate Hughes at the nomination meeting slated for tomorrow (Thursday).

The meeting will take place at Georges Restaurant, 5 Mountain Rd in Elliot Lake at 5:30pm.
Hughes is seeking a fourth term and has been MP since 2008.


https://www.myespanolanow.com/24398/algoma-manitoulin-kapuskasing-ndp-meet-to-nominate-hughes/
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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has named Alexandre Boulerice deputy chief in hopes of reconnecting with Quebecers.
Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has named Alexandre Boulerice as deputy chief in hopes of reconnecting with Quebecers.

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New Democrats are recruiting into the Quebec Solidaire family for the upcoming fall election. The chief, Jagmeet Singh, will announce on Wednesday that it is Nima Machouf, the wife of Amir Khadir, who will be candidate for the succession of Hélène Laverdière in Laurier Le Devoir .


The Montreal riding promises to be one of the most hotly contested struggles in seven months. New Democrat Hélène Laverdière, who dislocated Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe in 2011, announced her retirement from federal politics last summer. The NDP still hopes to retain the constituency, introducing Nima Machouf, said three sources at Devoir .

The latter, however, will not have the easy task. For the Liberal Party is putting on the environmentalist Steven Guilbeault to win the constituency, confirmed another source of Le Devoir. Mr. Guilbeault left Équiterre in October, and the federal Liberals almost immediately appointed him co

Nima Machouf sports the Québec solidaire logo on her Facebook profile picture. Amir Khadir was the first solidarity deputy and co-spokesperson for the party until 2012. In February, Ms. Machouf invited Facebook users to vote for the NDP in the Outremont by-election. A career epidemiologist, she was a candidate for Projet Montréal on the Plateau Mont

The New Democratic Party will hold a nomination meeting in Laurier-Sainte-Marie, but Jagmeet Singh will support Nima Machouf's candidacy on Wednesday, making her the candidate for the establishment. Mrs. Machouf did not call back Le Devoir Monday evening.


Solidarity Inspiration

The NDP also wants to take inspiration from Quebec Solidaire, presenting itself as the champion of the environment and social justice to reconnect with Quebecers in the October election.

"Québec solidaire has really captured the imagination of Quebecers on the environmental issue," Jagmeet Singh told a press conference in Montreal on Monday. "Quebecers have a strong connection to the environment, the protection of the land, the air and the water. Young Quebeckers believe that we must do more for the environment, and that is why we will be inspired by this movement. "

For this campaign of seduction, the NDP also relies on Alexandre Boulerice, the Quebec lieutenant who was promoted Monday to the rank of deputy leader of political training. "It's an increase in its role that shows the importance of Quebec in the NDP," said Mr. Singh. I want to be an ally for Quebec. It is important to recognize Quebec as a distinct nation. As such, the member for Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie will lead a separate election campaign for Quebec, but will also be responsible for recruiting new candidates.


Québec solidaire has really captured the imagination of Quebecers on the environmental issue


- Jagmeet Singh

In the run-up to the elections, the left-wing party is losing out on polls in Quebec, finishing fourth in the polls, behind the Bloc Québécois , the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party. The NDP also had disappointing results in Outremont last month, losing 18 percentage points (26%) in its support while the Green Party tripled its own (12.5%).

"We are not exactly where we would like to be in Quebec right now," admitted Mr. Boulerice. It's time to move up a gear. The best way for the NDP in Quebec is to reconnect with all the progressives for a clear alternative to the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau . "

By the time of the National Day of Quebec, the NDP plans to further its plan of action and its promises for the next federal election, a program that will seek to engage all progressives, pleaded Mr. Singh. "We are going to present an environmental plan that will demonstrate that the half


https://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/549621/jagmeet-singh-nomme-alexandre-boulerice-chef-adjoint-du-npd
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the ndp have made changes to there critics , likely an attempt to give MP's running for re election some face time in parliament as they'll likely need it considering how the ndp is doing )



Jagmeet Singh shuffles NDP critics as he prepares to enter House

By Marco Vigliotti. Published on Mar 14, 2019 2:53pm


NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh talks with media while being joined by members of his caucus during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood


NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has orchestrated a major overhaul of his front bench, reassigning critic roles for 13 MPs as he prepares to assume his seat in the House of Commons.

Singh has elevated Saskatoon MP Sheri Benson to deputy leader, where she will serve alongside Montreal’s Alexandre Boulerice, who is also the party’s Quebec lieutenant. Boulerice’s appointment was announced earlier this week.

Quebec MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau will take over as party whip, while former leadership hopeful Peter Julian has been appointed House leader and energy critic. Julian represents a riding in Metro Vancouver that includes parts of Burnaby, the terminus for the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline.

Karine Trudel, who represents a riding in Quebec’s Saguenay region, will take over as deputy House leader, while Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan has been appointed deputy whip. Failed leadership candidate Guy Caron, who has served as the party’s parliamentary leader in Singh’s absence, will take over the foreign affairs post.

The shuffle comes on the heels of several high-profile NDP MPs announcing they will not seek re-election in 2019, including B. C.’s Nathan Cullen and Murray Rankin and Quebec’s Helene Laverdiere. Collectively, 13 of the 44 NDP MPs elected in 2015 are not running in this year’s vote.

It also comes as Singh prepares to enter the House after winning last month’s byelection in Burnaby South.

Other notable changes include Windsor-area MP Tracey Ramsey being named justice critic and Hélène Laverdière taking over a new role as special adviser to the leader on foreign affairs.

The rest of the changes are posted below:
•Courtenay—Alberni MP Gord Johns is the critic for fisheries, oceans and coast guard
•North Island—Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is the critic for veterans
•Elmwood—Transcona MP Daniel Blaikie is the deputy critic for ethics
•Victoria MP Murray Rankin is the deputy critic for justice
•Port Moody—Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly is the deputy critic for fisheries, oceans and coast guard


https://ipolitics.ca/2019/03/14/jagmeet-singh-shuffles-ndp-critics-as-he-prepares-to-enter-house/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( 1000's of posts later and now Singh is finally an MP )


Jagmeet Singh sworn in as a Member of Parliament


Singh won byelection in B.C.'s Burnaby South last month


CBC News · Posted: Mar 17, 2019 4:42 PM ET | Last Updated: March 17


NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is sworn in as an MP. (Mike O'Shaughnessy/CBC)


Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh can finally take his official seat in the House of Commons after being sworn in as an MP on Sunday.

He is the first person of colour to lead a federal party.

In a speech after he was sworn in, Singh thanked the people of Burnaby South for allowing him to be their voice in Ottawa, as well as his friends, family and supporters.

"Any time you achieve anything, there are so many people that made it possible. You never do it alone."

Singh said, as a young boy he could have never imagined he would run for prime minister one day, but he wants all children now to have a more diverse image of what a prime minister can be.

"That image is now going to be more and more clear for young people in this country," he said.

"I'm only here today because other people broke barriers for me."

Singh won a byelection in Burnaby South at the end of February.

He will enter the Commons on a busy week that includes a federal budget and continuing drama around the SNC-Lavalin affair.

He also spoke about the mosque attacks in New Zealand that left 50 people dead, saying it's time to tear down the root causes of hate, not just denounce the actions. He called for an end to policies and language that treat people as less than human.

Being a leader means serving: Singh

Singh says his strategy in the House is to push for more affordable housing, an environmentally responsible economy, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and better healthcare.

He says he'll treat his role as rooted in the Punjabi translation of the word 'leader,' which translates roughly into English as "the one who serves."

"We're going to have a tough road ahead of us," he said, acknowledging the party only has a few months to convince Canadians that the NDP is a viable option.

"Together we're going to change this country."

The NDP head into October's election with more than a dozen incumbent MPs stepping down and dismal fundraising numbers.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jagmeet-singh-sworn-in-as-a-member-of-parliament-1.5060274
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We shall see how well he does in the House. He came to notice for his performance in the Ontario legislature, so he has some potential.

As it stands, one of the best things Trudeau has going for him is the ineffectiveness of the opposition.
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Does Jagmeet Singh need a seat in the house ?

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