Jagmeet Singh becomes first Sikh to fight for leadership of a Canadian national party Outside of the Greater Toronto Area and NDP circles, however, few have heard of Jagmeet Singh. Singh, 38, is a confident, charming, political organizer who currently serves as deputy leader of Ontario’s NDP. With a provincial election around the corner in 2018, Singh has an important decision to make.
Does he jump into the federal leadership race — a contest many high-profile New Democrats have eschewed? Or does he stick around provincially, and line himself up to take over from current leader Andrea Horwath if she loses the next election, or a senior cabinet portfolio if she wins.
In an interview with The Huffington Post Canada, Singh acknowledged the dilemma.