Ottawa: (October 1, 2017): The World Sikh Organization of Canada congratulates Jagmeet Singh on being elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP). Jagmeet Singh is the first racialized person and first Sikh to be elected leader of a federal party in Canada.
WSO President Mukhbir Singh made the following statement today:
“We would like to congratulate Jagmeet Singh on becoming the next leader of Canada’s NDP. His campaign was inspirational and touched on many issues that are important to Canadians. But beyond just a victory for Jagmeet Singh and the NDP, this is a historical milestone in the story of Sikhs in Canada. We are delighted to see the engagement of Sikh Canadians on every level and in so many prominent positions. Just a generation earlier, many in our community could not have imagined a time where someone wearing the Sikh articles of faith would be so warmly accepted. The opportunity Canada has offered to Sikhs and people of every culture, faith and background is unparalleled and today we have yet another reason to be proud of being Canadian. We look forward to working with Jagmeet Singh and Canada’s NDP in the days ahead.”
The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs as well as to promote and advocate for the protection of human rights for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and social and economic status.