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Singh’s leadership has set the NDP back

By Chantal Hébert      

If there is a common theme to the discontent that is seeping out of the party’s caucus room, it is that Singh who only served at the provincial level prior to taking on the federal leadership is in over his head.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has become persona non grata in party circles in Saskatchewan, the provincial cradle of the NDP, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photo by Andrew Meade
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Were the federal New Democrats to conduct a leadership review this fall, Jagmeet Singh would likely be handed his walking papers. Over his first year as leader, he has presided over a steep decline in the party’s byelection fortunes. The New Democrat family is more divided today than it was on the day he won Thomas Mulcair’s succession. The last Quebec byelection to take place under Singh’s watch in June in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord saw the New Democrats collect

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