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Canada: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Montreal

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Canada: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Montreal

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Dec 2017, 02:09 am

Montreal, Dec 11 (IBNS): New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh is in Montreal as he is undertaking his first cross-country tour, media reports said.

Singh will begin his tour by visiting the Montreal Holocaust Museaum followed by his walking on the streets with other MPs.

The tour will end with meet-and-greet at Artgand in St. Hubert Street.

Singh, a Sikh politician, has been chosen as the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) for the federal election which will be held in 2019.

Singh (38) is the first ethnic minority to become the leader of the NDP in the upcoming federal election of Canada.

He has been chosen as the leader of the NDP by a margin of 53.6% in a ballot-voting.

The NDP, a left-centric party, secured 44 out of 338 seats in the last federal election in 2015. The NDP came third in the previous election.

Singh, who was a criminal defence lawyer, will take on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the federal election 2019.


(Reporting by Suman Das)

Canada: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Montreal

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