Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh, the first non-white leader in Canada’s Parliament

Canada’s first non-white political party leader seems to be going from strength to strength. Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh has created history in Canada when he made his debut in the House of Commons.

Singh is now the first non-white party leader in the Commons in Canadian history.

Singh, as an elected lawmaker, talked about last week's terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand.

He placed his hand over his heart as he walked into the House of Commons, the lower of house of Parliament, before the daily question period.

"I want to begin by expressing our solidarity with the people of New Zealand who are mourning the attack on Muslim brothers and sisters... in Christchurch," he said.

"I met a mom in Burnaby. She bought a home, but cannot afford to live there anymore. Her daughter has a good job, but only gets by because she lives in the basement. Her son does not see a future. Like too many Canadians, he has lost all hope," Singh added.

Canada Prime Minister Trudeau responded by congratulating Mr Singh for his entry into the Commons

Singh, 40, was elected in federal by-elections held on February 25.

 

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