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Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Resigns His Ontario MPP Seat

TORONTO — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has resigned his seat in Ontario’s legislature.

Singh, 38, had served as a member of provincial parliament since 2011, representing the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton.

He was elected leader of the federal New Democrats on Oct. 1 and became the first visible minority to claim the leadership of a federal party.

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He does not yet hold a seat in the House of Commons and has indicated he may not seek one until the next election in 2019.

 

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