Jagmeet Announces LGBTQI2S+ Initiatives

New Democratic Party of Canada leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh, today announced policy to address systemic barriers faced by LGBTQI2S+ Canadians.  

Jagmeet Singh’s LGBTQI2S+ Initiatives consist of an LGBTQI2S+ Youth Housing Initiative, a Gender Equity in Federal ID Initiative, reforms to Health Canada and an immediate repeal to the blood ban.

“As Prime Minister I will ensure that everyone in our country has access to necessary and appropriate healthcare and that youth are not left homeless because of inaccessible shelter services. I will also make crucial tasks like getting an ID simple and accessible, regardless of sexuality or gender identity”, said Singh. “Together, we can build a better, more inclusive Canada, where people who identify as LGBTQI2S+ are free to live safely, to have equity and dignity.”

Click here to see the full policy - 'LGBTQI2S+ Initiatives’.

For more information:

English requests:

Jared Walker, Communications, Jagmeet Singh for NDP Leader


French requests:
Etienne Gratton, Communications, Jagmeet Singh for NDP Leader

(514) 979-4719 



Jagmeet Singh is a candidate for the leader of Canada’s NDP. He has been a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario since 2011 and was Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario. Prior to his election, he practiced as a defense attorney. He has always stood up for the most vulnerable and has been active on a variety of human rights issues. As a member of Parliament, he made himself known for his work on precarious work and the fight against racial profiling.

The NDP leadership race to replace Thomas Mulcair kicked off last summer. Candidates include Jagmeet Singh, Niki Ashton, Guy Caron and Charlie Angus. The first ballot will open on September 18, 2017 and by mid October 2017 the NDP will have a new leader.