Singh Seeks Seat in Burnaby-South
Jagmeet Singh held a rally at the Metrotown area of Burnaby Wednesday following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling by-elections in three Canadian ridings including Burnaby-South.
Singh took the opportunity to criticize Trudeau for allegedly purposefully leaving four seats vacant. He then pumped up the crowd to motivate support since Singh is seeking the Burnaby-South seat.
He was questioned as to what his relationship with Burnaby is like given that he and his wife are currently renting a home in Burnaby. Before then never actually lived here.
“So, we moved out here, me and my wife. We’ve got a lovely place, a Vancouver special. It’s pretty iconic. We’ve been connecting with folks ever since I ran for leadership I found an immediate connection to the people of Burnaby-South. I love the community, incredibly diverse, beautiful community and I’m looking forward to representing the people.” – Jagmeet Singh, Federal NDP Leader
Richard Johnston, Professor of political science at the University of British Columbia says that the NDP is likely to spare no expense in making sure Singh wins the By-election on February 25th.
“I would expect the NDP to pour every resource they have into this riding” – Richard Johnston, UBC Political Sciences Prof.
This riding will be critical for the Federal NDP leader as losing the by-election could mean that he loses his leadership of the federal NDP as well.