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‘I FELT SAFE,’ BUT OTHERS MIGHT NOT, NDP LEAD ER SAYS

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Canada needs to ensure elected officials don’t feel bullied or intimidate­d for doing their work. Singh commented Monday after he was followed and verbally accosted on the street in front of Parliament Hill last week. Video posted to social media showed Singh being followed along a sidewalk by a man and others, at least one of whom was recording the incident. The man later told Singh that the next time they saw each other, the two would “have a dance.” Singh said he didn’t feel intimidate­d by the man because he is able to defend himself, but added that others may not feel the same and it should be safe to walk the streets. Several MPS have come to Singh’s defence, including Liberals Adam van Koeverden and cabinet minister Catherine Mckenna.

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