Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh Is Supported by Peter Julian

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh Is Supported by Peter Julian

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NDP leadership candidate, Singh, gets rival's help

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VANCOUVER - Federal NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh has clinched the backing of veteran politician and former leadership rival, Peter Julian.

Julian says Singh represents the diversity the NDP needs in order to thrive against the Liberals and Conservatives.

He says he has been impressed in recent weeks by the breakthrough Singh had made in signing up new members.

Julian notes there is a distinction between debating fellow leadership hopefuls and choosing whom to support, and he took the time necessary to make the right choice.

Julian, who represents the British Columbia riding of New Westminster-Burnaby, dropped out of the race in July, citing poor fundraising numbers. …

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