Jagmeet Singh Biography
(Canadian Politician and Leader of the New Democratic Party)
Birthday: January 2, 1979 (Capricorn)
Born In: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Jagmeet Singh is a Canadian lawyer and politician who became the leader of the New Democratic Party in October 2017 and has been serving as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Burnaby South since February 2019. Previously, he served for six years as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Bramalea—Gore—Malton in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He has also been active in provincial politics outside of Ontario and has campaigned for New Democratic Party members Irfan Sabir and Wab Kinew, as well as for the BC NDP and Nova Scotia NDP. He was the first turban-wearing MPP, and upon his election as the NDP leader, became the first person of a visible minority group to lead a major Canadian federal political party. A progressive and social democrat, he supports progressive tax system, $15/hour minimum wage, social equality, LGBTQ rights, decriminalizing possession of all drugs, and wants to reduce carbon emissions levels of Canada.