Jagmeet Singh: The Turban image is not the issue in Quebec

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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  1. Canada does not want or need the NDP party at all, even more so we do not need a leader that looks like Marg Simpson. In all seriousness, the religious trappings do not go well with politics, in fact the two do not mix. You either want the reality of the country and the world or you want the fictional world of religion and all the violence, hatred and mythology it carries with it. Canadians need a secular party and leader. Get rid of all religions before they destroy the world.

  2. I can’t wait for Canadians to start electing people who will uphold and re-enforce Canada’s culture and values, and stop voting for people who wish to change everything Canada is! Yes we are multi-cultural, but no we should not change our laws, cultures and values to accomodate every different group that wishes to come here! This country was built by hard working people, who wanting nothing more than the opportunity to work hard, raise their families safely and contribute! It wasn’t built by people wanting special recognition, changes in laws, elimination of our founding religions in schools and government services, opening borders to anyone regardless if they wish to contribute or free-load. We have laws written over generations; apply those laws, accept those laws, or go back to where you ran from (that you didn’t like). Canada needs to remain Canada, not turn into “Whateverland” for the globalist-socialist ideology of the government we currently suffer under!

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