Jagmeet Singh launches bid for NDP leadership
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.