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With seven months to go, Singh under crunch to introduce himself and his vision to Canadians

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Compared to his old seat at Queen’s Park, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he feels the ‘immensity’ and ‘intensity’ of the national spotlight on the House of Commons.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has seven months left to make his case to Canadians before the next federal election. A campaign director has yet to be named, but Mr. Singh says the team is 'humming along' on the road to the Oct. 21 vote. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

His journey to the House of Commons was the subject of much speculation, and after a long wait, and 534 days after being elected the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh says it was a “really poignant” moment when he first, finally, took his seat in the House on March 18.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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