Jagmeet Singh responded to the comments from his own NDP MP’s to which one of his caucus members said Singh’s images isn’t compatible to represent power.
“We don’t want to see any ostentatious religious symbols. We think that is not compatible with power, with authority,” said NDP MP Pierre Nantel in an interview with Radio-Canada.
A reported asked Singh what he thinks of the comments like that, especially with the Turban.
“I think the evidence doesn’t make out what he’s saying. The evidence shows that that issue is not a single issue in Quebec,” said Singh. “The people of Quebec have a rich history and heritage of being open-hearted and open-minded, one of the most progressive provinces on a number of issues,” he responded with confidence.
“I’m confident that I’ll be able to reach out on the issues that matter.”
The video was posted on Facebook, watch below.
Jagmeet Singh has been making a lot of noise in the media for his campaign to become leader of the NDP, it will only take time to see if it works.
The new leader of the NDP will be announced by October 15, 2017 with four possible candidates.
The next debate for the four candidates is today in Hamilton.
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