Jagmeet Singh

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Date of Birth January 2, 1979
Place of Birth Scarborough, Canada
Age 42 years old
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Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet Singh Dhaliwal, professionally known as Jagmeet Singh, is a Canadian lawyer and politician serving as leader of the New Democratic Party since 2017 and as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Burnaby South since 2019. He was previously an Ontario New Democratic Party Member of Provincial Parliament for Bramalea—Gore—Malton in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2017. Singh began his career as a criminal defence lawyer. His political career began in 2011 where he contested the 2011 federal election in the federal riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton which resulted in a narrow victory for Conservative opponent Bal Gosal; he became MPP in the overlapping provincial riding later that year. In 2015, he became deputy leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, serving under leader Andrea Horwath until 2017.

Born: Jagmeet Singh, January 2, 1979, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Political party: New Democratic
Other political affiliations: Ontario New Democratic
Relatives: Gurratan Singh (brother)
Residence: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Alma mater: University of Western Ontario (BSc), York University (LLB)
Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Deputy: David Christopherson, Alexandre Boulerice, Sheri Benson
Preceded by: Tom Mulcair
Succeeded by: incumbent
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About Jagmeet Singh

Canadian politician and attorney who is recognized for having been the head of Canada's New Democratic Party. He also served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2017.

Before Fame

While working as an attorney he offered free legal rights seminars across Ontario.

Achievement

In 2017, GQ Magazine stated that he was an "incredibly well-dressed rising star in Canadian politics."

Family Life

He has two siblings, Manjot Singh and Gurratan Singh Dhaliwal. In 2017, he married Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu.

Associations

He was photographed with American politician Bernie Sanders in 2017.

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Latest information about Jagmeet Singh updated on January 15, 2021.

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