Jagmeet Singh, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Jagmeet Singh

Canadian politician, leader of the New Democratic Party

Date of Birth: 02-Jan-1979

Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jagmeet Singh

  • Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal (born January 2, 1979), professionally known as Jagmeet Singh ( j?g-MEET SING), is a Canadian lawyer and politician serving as leader of the New Democratic Party since 2017 and as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Burnaby South since 2019.
  • He was previously an Ontario New Democratic Party Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Bramalea—Gore—Malton in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2017.Singh began his career as a criminal defence lawyer for different law firms.
  • His political career began in 2011 where he contested the 2011 federal election in the federal riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton which resulted in a narrow victory for Conservative opponent Bal Gosal; he became MPP in the overlapping provincial riding later that year.
  • In 2015, he became deputy leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, serving under leader Andrea Horwath until 2017.
  • Singh announced his candidacy for the federal New Democratic Party leadership following a leadership review that resulted in a leadership election to replace Tom Mulcair.
  • Singh was elected leader on October 1, 2017, with a first round vote of 53.8% in a field of four.
  • In the 2019 federal election, the New Democrats under Singh won 24 seats and dropped from third party to fourth party status. Upon his election, Singh became the first person of a visible minority group to lead a major Canadian federal political party on a permanent basis, and the second overall after the Bloc QuĂ©bĂ©cois’s former interim leader Vivian Barbot.
  • Singh is also the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit as a provincial legislator in Ontario.
  • He has been widely recognized in Canadian media for his fashion and style sense.
  • Ideologically, Singh identifies as both a progressive and a social democrat.
  • He advocates raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, decriminalizing personal possession of all drugs, and supports eliminating several tax deductions available to the highest-income earners.

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