NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Goes Toe To Toe With PM Trudeau At Laugh-Fest Press Gallery Dinner

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh poked fun at the prime minister for his attempt at an Indian bhangra dance while on the trip, then proceeded to lead an instruction of the proper way to perform the dance.

OTTAWA – It was a laugh riot at the annual Press Gallery dinner in Ottawa last Saturday where NDP leader Jagmeet Singh shined, matching jab for jab with the front-runner and master-roaster PM Justin Trudeau.

Federal party leaders of all stripes including Conservative leader Andrew Scheer got a few digs in at one another and at themselves at the annual press-politicos roast.

Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs — and Trudeau himself addressed the issue by showing a slideshow of the trip and joking that he never wanted to take another trip again.

Singh poked fun at the prime minister for his attempt at an Indian bhangra dance while on the trip, then proceeded to lead an instruction of the proper way to perform the dance.

But Trudeau wasn’t the only one on the receiving end of jokes.

Resurrecting his milk-carton joke from last year’s press gallery dinner, Scheer brought a milk jug onstage with a photo of Singh and the word “missing” on it, referring to criticism Singh has faced for not spending enough time in Ottawa.

Several joking references were also made about Scheer and Singh being lesser known to the public.

Ending his remarks on a serious note, Trudeau thanked the journalists for their work, stressing the importance of an independent news media that holds governments to account.

Federal party leaders got a few digs in at one another and at themselves at the parliamentary press gallery dinner Saturday night.