Jag­meet Singh launches bid for NDP lead­er­ship

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Jag­meet Singh launched a po­ten­tially his­toric bid Mon­day to make the leap from pro­vin­cial pol­i­tics to head up the fed­eral party, with a speech heavy on themes of equal­ity and so­cial jus­tice. If Singh is suc­cess­ful, he would be the first nonCau­casian to helm a ma­jor fed­eral party. Singh, who was born in east­ern Toronto, said while grow­ing up in New­found­land and Labrador and Wind­sor, he was picked on be­cause his name, skin and hair were dif­fer­ent. “I faced a lot bul­ly­ing at school and of­ten felt like I didn’t be­long,” Singh told sup­port­ers at Bom­bay Palace in Bramp­ton.

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