I haven’t 100% decided who I would support, and in a way I’m happy that there’s no obvious frontrunner, it forces us to think hard and be open to outside candidates. As such what do people think about the idea of Jagmeet Singh for NDP leader?
From what I’ve heard he’s fluent in French, he’s youngish, articulate, extremely effective at Queens Park, seasoned as a defence lawyer (which becomes obvious when he grills the Ontario Liberals over human rights), quick, and to be honest kind of charismatic.
I want as many candidates as possible to come forward, but perhaps he fits the bill of what the party is looking for.
For me, however, he would have to reject the portions of the Leap Manifesto that undermine Rachel Notley’s climate change strategy and imply Canada’s withdrawal from NAFTA, but if he were willing to do that…..
I dunno. What do people think?
I’m also intrigued by Nathan Cullen (even though I thought joint nominations with the Liberal Party was a bad idea, I still think he has good judgement and a lot of strengths), Niki Ashton (but again, she would have to reject the two poison pills in the Leap Manifesto), and Alexandre Boulerice (ditto with him on Leap, however).
What do people think about him as a leadership candidate? Should a #DraftJagmeet movement get underway, lol?