WINDSOR, ON – Brian Masse, MP for Windsor West, and the NDP Critic for both Great Lakes and Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced his endorsement of Jagmeet Singh’s bid to lead the New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada.
“New Democrats owe it to Canadians to form government - so that we can make life better for millions of of people. Jagmeet is the candidate who can make this possible.”, said Masse. “That’s why I am very proud to endorse Jagmeet Singh for leader of Canada’s NDP.”
Masse, who is Dean of the NDP Caucus and the longest serving NDP MP in Parliament, also noted, “When I became an MP in 2002 there were only 14 New Democrats in Parliament in Ottawa. Nine years later and we were 103 strong. We were able to win over millions of Canadians thanks to a strong team, Jack Layton’s ability to listen, and his offering of proposition, not opposition.” He went on to say, “Like Jack when he ran for leader, Jagmeet also offers a new energy and a new style of leadership for our party.”
MP Brian Masse added, “Jagmeet offers the NDP a clear path to winning in ridings across the country and forming government in 2019. With Jagmeet as leader, the NDP can inspire Canadians and build a more equitable country.”
NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh was humbled to accept MP Brian Masse’s support. “I’m so grateful to have the support of Brian Masse, who has done an outstanding job of representing my hometown of Windsor in Parliament for the last 15 years.” Singh added, “Because he is also the NDP’s longest serving MP, it means a lot to have his wealth of experience and knowledge on our team.”
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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 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.
As Dean of the NDP Caucus, the longest serving member with a seat in the House of Commons and Windsor West’s six-term MP, Brian Masse has worked tirelessly to represent Windsor in Ottawa. First elected to the House of Commons in 2002, Brian is also the first New Democrat elected federally to represent Windsor West. Over the years, Brian has managed key critic assignments that reflect his expertise and Windsor’s pivotal role in Canada’s economy. He has helped lead the fight for a new international border crossing and route in the Windsor–Detroit region and has worked hard to build public support and investment for our auto sector. Presently, Brian is the NDP Critic for Great Lakes as well as Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.
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.