Full interview of a rising Sikh star and youth icon MPP Jagmeet Singh of Ontario Provincial Parliament.
Singh ran in 2011 federal election as the NDP candidate in the riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton. He lost to Conservative candidate Bal Gosal by 539 votes.
He was then recruited by the provincial NDP to run as a candidate in the same riding for the provincial election which was held later in the same year. Singh noted a significant contribution by youth to his campaign which included a tribute bicycle ride to Jack Layton who had recently died. He said that his campaign headquarters was a “safe haven for young people… what I realized is there are not a lot of services like drop-in centres or places for kids to kind of get together. It’s a safe environment and a positive one as well.” He won the election defeating Liberal incumbent Kuldip Kular by 2,277 votes. He faced Kular again in the 2014 election, this time defeating him by 5,627 votes.
He is the party’s critic for issues concerning the Attorney General of Ontario and the Ministry of Consumer Services.