DUNCAN, B.C. – Alistair MacGregor, MP for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, and the NDP’s Justice Critic, has announced his support for Jagmeet Singh’s bid to lead the New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada.
“I’m endorsing Jagmeet Singh to be the next leader of the NDP because I think he has a unique ability to inspire a new generation of Canadians away from the cynical, status quo policies of the Liberals and Conservatives.”, said MacGregor.“Whether it’s his charming and engaging personality, his organization and endless energy, or his strong stand on issues of social justice, I truly believe Jagmeet is a leader who will make a profound impact in Canada at the helm of our party.”
“As the Justice Critic for our party, I know how important our rights and freedoms are in maintaining our democracy,” MacGregor noted. “Jagmeet has a long history of standing strong for these rights, and he will ensure the NDP leads the way on environmental, economic, and social justice issues.”
MP Alistair MacGregor added that “The NDP needs to be the vehicle for real and meaningful progressive change in Canada. To do this, we need a leader who can generate excitement, grow our party, and generate a buzz about our policy ideas. Jagmeet Singh is that leader.”
NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh was humbled to accept MP Alistair MacGregor’s support. “I’m so happy to have Alistair’s endorsement as a justice advocate.” Singh added, “He has done great work as our Justice Critic and I’m excited to work together to advance economic, social and environmental justice on behalf of Canadians.”
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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 Chief 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.
Alistair MacGregor was elected in 2015 as Member of Parliament for the new riding of Cowichan—Malahat—Langford. He now serves as the NDP’s Critic for Justice and Attorney-General and is the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He entered Parliament with a track-record of fighting for Vancouver Island families.
A resident of Cowichan Valley for more than 25 years, Alistair is intimately familiar with the region, its residents, and its priorities.
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.