De­spite fam­ily ill­ness, NDP MP Char­lie An­gus back on lead­er­ship cam­paign trail

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — NDP lead­er­ship hope­ful Char­lie An­gus is in Que­bec City to­day, where he is getting back into cam­paign mode af­ter tak­ing a step back due a fam­ily ill­ness. An­gus missed last week’s lead­er­ship de­bate in Vic­to­ria, B.C., af­ter dis­clos­ing that his sis­ter is in pal­lia­tive care. The On­tario MP now says he is re­turn­ing to the cam­paign trail at what he calls a crit­i­cal time in the race. Sec­ond-quar­ter fundrais­ing fig­ures re­leased last week by Elec­tions Canada put An­gus just be­hind On­tario legislator Jag­meet Singh.

Singh has pulled in $353,944 since join­ing the race in mid-May, while An­gus raised $123,574 be­tween the be­gin­ning of April and the end of June.

An­gus, who claims sup­port among ex­ist­ing party mem­bers, says his cam­paign re­cently re­ceived a flood of fi­nan­cial sup­port; Singh’s cam­paign is fo­cused on sign­ing up peo­ple from out­side the party.

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