Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada

World Wednesday 20/March/2019 15:24 PM
By: Times News Service
Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada

Muscat: Canada’s Jagmeet Singh made history after becoming the first member of an ethnic minority to lead a federal political party in the House of Commons.

New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh is of Indian descent, and the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in Canada.

“If you had asked me when I was a kid, I would’ve never imagined being here today. I would’ve never imagined that someone who looks like me could ever run to be prime minister," the MP for Burnaby South said after he was sworn in.

"I’m honoured to be here to take my seat in the House of Commons. I’m so thankful to the people of Burnaby South for putting their trust in me. Standing here today, I hope it sends a message to young Canadians that yes – yes you can," Singh stated.

The NDP are looking to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party in Canada's upcoming elections, which will take place in October 2019.