OTTAWA – Nathan Cullen, five-term MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP Critic for Ethics and Democratic Reform, has announced his support for Jagmeet Singh’s bid to lead the New Democratic Party of Canada.
“Jagmeet has shown that has he has both the ability to project a strong, progressive vision for Canada while proving himself humble and able to incorporate new ideas,” Cullen noted.
“All of the candidates are qualified and capable, with excellent qualities,” Cullen continued. “But only Jagmeet has demonstrated an ability to attract and motivate a broad, diverse group of Canadians. This skill is the very thing New Democrats and Canadians need right now.”
“Jagmeet is a strong social democrat, and his commitment to electoral reform and a green economy stand out strongly for me. He has also demonstrated an undeniable ability to connect with broad audiences through traditional outlets and social media - making a bigger platform for our party and our causes.” Cullen added.
“Jagmeet’s leadership will empower New Democrats to grow our party as well as cultivate organizers and leaders throughout the party, equipping us with the tools to win and to govern,” said Cullen.
NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh was humbled to accept MP Nathan Cullen’s endorsement. “It is an honour to have Nathan’s support. A caucus veteran with a wealth of institutional knowledge, Nathan has been a powerful advocate for so many of the issues New Democrats hold dear, from electoral reform to climate change and the green economy to the rights of Indigenous communities. I am so excited to have Nathan on board.”
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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.
Nathan Cullen is the five-term Member of Parliament for Skeena–Bulkley Valley. Nathan is the NDP Critic for Ethics, the Critic for Democratic Reform, the Deputy Critic for Finance and served two years as the NDP House Leader as well as the Finance Critic in Tom Mulcair’s Shadow Cabinet. In Parliament, Nathan has been a vocal advocate on a wide range of issues including electoral reform, transparency and ethics in government, investment in the growing clean energy sector, First Nations rights and environmental protection. Cullen was a candidate in the 2012 NDP leadership election, following the loss of Jack Layton.
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 opened on September 18, 2017 and by mid October 2017 the NDP will have a new leader.