NDP’s Jagmeet Singh makes history in House of Commons

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Finally, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was spotted in the House of Commons. This week he made a grand entry for the first time as an MP Monday to loud cheering from members of all parties.

Singh is the first racialized leader in the Commons in Canadian history.

The leader of the New Democrats had been left out of the political theatre of question period and he wasn’t able to have an office on Parliament Hill.

Singh won his new Burnaby South seat in a February byelection sparked by the departure of former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who ran for mayor of Vancouver.

New Democrats are hoping Singh’s presence in the House of Commons will help the party turn the page on a difficult period, marked by challenges with morale and fundraising.

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Singh has his fair share of challenges ahead for him. With elections around the corner there is pressure on him to deliver. -CINEWS

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