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Canada NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh appealing to young voters on eve of election

21:10  20 october  2019
21:10  20 october  2019 Source:

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh trying to capitalize on newfound momentum

  NDP leader Jagmeet Singh trying to capitalize on newfound momentum VANCOUVER — Jagmeet Singh likes to dance. The NDP leader often breaks into a groove if the mood strikes and there's music playing, both in public and when he criss-crosses the country by bus or plane with his campaign team. But he's likely feeling a lot more like dancing in recent days thanks to the upswing his party has seen in the polls. The New Democratic leader has been bolstered by a recent shift in momentum — a phenomenon widely believed to have been sparked by strong performances in last week's debates.

Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal MP (born January 2, 1979), professionally known as Jagmeet Singh (/dʒəɡˈmiːt sɪŋ/ jəg-MEET SING), is a Canadian lawyer and politician serving as leader of the New

Jagmeet is a lawyer, a human rights activist and the Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party . Jagmeet Singh grew up in Scarborough, St. John’s Jagmeet ’s parents came to Canada to build a better life. His family worked hard to make ends meet so that Jagmeet and his younger siblings could

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

VANCOUVER — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says appealing to young voters and speaking to them where they are has been a key part of his campaign strategy.

The New Democrat leader says young voters have told him they often feel ignored by political parties and by government decision-makers.

That's why he says he has made it a big part of his campaign to try to reach out to younger voters in ways that are relevant to them and on platforms they regularly use.

Singh posted two 15-second videos this week to the social media app TikTok highlighting his campaign's key messages — videos that have been collectively viewed over three million times.

He said these kinds of messages are meant to interact with young people and attract them to vote New Democrat.

With polls suggesting a possible minority government, motivating people who often don't vote, such as young people, is a priority for all parties.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2019.

The Canadian Press

Singh says he's 'not at all' worried about a leadership challenge after NDP's election disappointment .
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said today he's "not at all" concerned about possible questions regarding his leadership following his party's loss of 15 seats in Monday's election, and promised again to fight for New Democrats' priorities in the new minority Parliament. "We'll respect the choices that Canadians have made and we'll approach building the new Parliament with open minds and an open heart," he told reporters Tuesday morning.Voters in Quebec delivered one of the party's biggest losses of the night, sending just one of 14 NDP MPs from the province back to the House of Commons.

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