August 2, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Toronto: As per the media reports flamboyant Sikh leader of Canada Jagmeet Singh seeking to become the next leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), is already gathering momentum in fund-raising, outstripping even Justin Trudeau at the same stage of their respective leadership contests.
According to the Elections Canada’s fund raising numbers for the second quarter of this year, 38-year old Jagmeet Singh easily led all other candidates vying for the leadership of one of the main federal party.
That is particularly notable since Jagmeet Singh only entered the leadership race in May 15, and in approximately a month-and-ahalf handily outpaced his rivals who had been in the contest through the entire quarter ending June 30. A statement released by his campaign crowed: “Jagmeet Singh, candidate in the federal NDP leadership race, has raised more in the first 47 days than Justin Trudeau or Andrew Scheer at the same point in their leadership campaigns,” reads a quote from a report published in an English vernacular.
The amount at fund raiser is at often times compared with the fund-raising of the Canadian prime minister when he ran for leadership of the Liberal Party in 2013, and the new leader of the Conservative Party, who was elected earlier this year.
Jagmeet Singh reportedly said ”the campaign had raised CA $353,944 in 47 days, while Trudeau reached that amount in 77 days and Scheer in 124.
NDP is among three major federal parties of Canada and emerged as the principal Opposition party in the House of Commons in the 2011 elections.
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