Member's Statement on NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

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Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Jagmeet Singh. I have raised the name of the national NDP Leader in the House of Commons dozens of times and each time the Liberals have responded with a taunt: Jagmeet who? Everyone in Burnaby South knows full well who Jagmeet Singh is and that is why they elected him MP with an overwhelming mandate Monday night.

In just three sitting days, I will not even be able to use his name anymore because he will be sitting in the House of Commons. Jagmeet who? He is a political leader like we have never seen before in Canada, someone who has fought through racism and discrimination and always has the utmost respect for everyone. Above all, Jagmeet Singh is a fighter. He will be fighting for the people of Burnaby South and all Canadians for affordable housing now, for universal single-payer public pharmacare and for real meaningful and lasting reconciliation with first nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Jagmeet who? Canadians will see him in action in this House on March 18 speaking up about building a Canada where everyone matters and where no one is left behind. Congratulations, Jagmeet.

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