Jagmeet Singh says won't seek federal Commons seat until 2019 if chosen as NDP leader
Meanwhile Labour leaders write open letter calling on New Democrats to elect Charlie Angus as next leader
I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing? So I'm going to think out loud here.
I believe I read a poster here say this is good because he won't be weighted with MP responsibilities and can spend more time campaigning. I find this odd because he's going up against an liberal MP from the Sikh community(if he runs in Brampton east?) whom already has access to tax payer resources to easily fund for his re election bid. So I'm not sure how easy it will be for him to secure a seat?
And what of his seat at Queen's park? Has he given up that seat yet or is he playing it safe? I think Jagmeet is somewhat of an opportunist here. But I think if I was in his shoes, I would do the same thing.
Or maybe it's possible that there is a good chunk of members that believe as I, and that voting for a potential leader whom won't be sitting in the house is just too risky and best to stear clear from? Maybe Jagmeet is aware of this and is making it easy for him to walk away from this? Maybe Jagmeet is getting second doubts in becoming leader?