Sikh man becomes first minority politician to lead major party in Canada

A 38-year-old Sikh lawyer was on Sunday elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major political party in the country.
Jagmeet Singh, the Ontario provincial lawmaker, was elected on the first ballot to lead the party into the 2019 election against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

He won the decisive first-ballot victory over three other candidates by receiving 53.6 % of the vote.

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  • Harjit Singh Sajjan is a Canadian Liberal politician, the current Minister of National Defence and a Member of Parliament representing the riding of Vancouver South. He is the first Sikh to become Minister of Defence.


Source- The Hindu

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