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How the hell a former punk rocker ended up in federal politics
"I’ve never said that I want people to accept the way I look."
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A day after launching his NDP leadership bid, Jagmeet Singh was making the rounds in Ottawa.
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The NDP is seen to be the one with the toughest hill to climb. The party faithful believes that the NDP lost ground because it allowed itself to be outmanoeuvred by the Liberal Party -- on the left. The leadership contest is an opportunity to see which of the candidates are seriously listening to the expressed desire of the rank and file to move the party to the left.
The party announced Friday that balloting in the leadership contest will begin Sept. 18.
"We need to build community at this time."
The race is likely to take place October 2017.