Is Canada ready for Jagmeet Singh?

The criminal defense lawyer turn politician is running to head one of Canada's largest political party. At one campaign event, he met a determined protestor. How did he handle it?

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Brampton, Canada | 8 Sept 2017 | Asia Samachar |

Jagmeet Singh, a criminal defense lawyer turn politician running to head one of Canada’s largest political party, had shown his mentle when he calmly handled a lady protestor who kept interrupting his speech at a campaign event.

In a video shared by Brampton Focus, the 38-year old politician was seen keeping his cool, and urging the people at the event in Brampton on Sept 7 to show love to the protestor. SEE here.

“We don’t want hate to ruin a positive event,” he said, as the lady protestor kept interrupting his speech. “We welcome you. We love you…Everyone in this room loves you, we believe in your rights. This room is filled with people who are loving…but this isn’t the best to do it, but it’s okay, we’ll talk some more.”

The protestor could be heard mentioning Shariah and Muslim Brotherhood.

Jagmeet is running for the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP), the main opponent to the Liberal Party that is currently ruling Canada with Justin Trudeau as the Prime Minister, and a host of Sikh ministers, including national defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.

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The event was promoted as a “Jagmeet and Greet” and was held at the Professors Lake Community Centre, reported Brampton Focus.

Jagmeet is headed into the first ballot of the leadership race on Sept 18 claiming support from 47,000 of the 124,000 party members. He is widely accepted as the leading candidate for the first ballot. However, insiders are concerned about where support would shift if he doesn’t get majority support on the first ballot, the report said.

Addressing the audience after the protester left, Jagmeet said: “You know growing up as a brown-skinned, turban bearded man I faced things like this before. It’s not a problem. We can deal with it. There’s going to be other obstacles we’re gonna to face.”

Jagmeet’s staff and volunteers at the event were clearly caught off guard at the disruption. The reaction online has been overwhelmingly supportive of how he personally handled the situation, the report said.

 

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