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Jagmeet Singh, the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit in Ontario's legislature, will now lead a federal political party with his victory in the NDP leadership race on Sunday.
Singh, 38, won on the first ballot Sunday, taking 53 per cent of the vote to top MPs Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Guy Caron.
Singh has represented the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton at Queen's Park since 2011. The unmarried MPP served as the Ontario NDP's critic for justice and consumer services before party leader Andrea Horwath named him her deputy in 2015.
A criminal defence lawyer who speaks fluent French and Punjabi, Singh was born in Scarborough, Ont., in 1979.
Singh was raised in Newfoundland and Labrador while his father, who trained as a psychiatrist in India, attended medical school there and worked as a security guard before he could practise in Canada.
Harper's folly is still fresh and Trudeau is suffering a freshman slump. Anything is possible. Maybe lightning can strike twice in a lifetime.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: intrepid
A stray thought comes to mind on this subject. I cannot recall a Canadian poster refer to TPTB when discussing Canadian politics.
It is reasonable to assume Canada is not immune from similar machinations. (if not in outright lockstep)
There is another similarity you didn't mention between the two and that is religious. Both weren't Christian. Could that have a potential impact?
Many times what you are is more important to the Canadian voter than what you say and do. Trudeau has no reason being a party leader let alone PM. His father was the most loved and hated PM in my life. The country is finding out that the apple fell far from that tree. He takes after his mother.