NDP too slow on Singh Sikh controversy, say strategists, but it’s not likely to hurt him in 2019
By Emily HawsMar. 21, 2018
If Jagmeet Singh wants to represent Canada internationally as PM, he ought to take positions that are good for the country and don’t just represent his personal views, says Conservative strategist Rachel Curran.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has been under fire for his associations with people or groups who support Sikh nationalism and separatism, including some who condone the use of violence. Mr. Singh has said he condemns violence to achieve political objectives. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The NDP should have expected questions on leader Jagmeet Singh’s associations with Sikh nationalist or extremist groups, so it’s surprising his team took so long to mount a defence when the issue blew up in the past week, say political strategists.
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