Facing a possible sweep in Quebec, Singh highlights Jack Layton's legacy
Jagmeet Singh today returned to the childhood home of former NDP leader Jack Layton, pledging to build on his legacy in Quebec in an attempt to dispel fears that the party might be pushed off the provincial election card in Monday's election.
According to the CBC poll observer - gathering all publicly available poll data - the 14 operators in the Quebec market in RAK may be difficult at night.
According to the follower, the party has an average of 12 percent in Quebec polls and is believed to secure anywhere between zero and two seats in the province.
Layton, who died of cancer in August 2011, was recognized for bringing in 59 Quebec MPs in the House of Commons this year's election, making the party's cactus official for the first time.
"It is thanks to Jack that the NDP now has the place it holds in the heart of Quebecers, and thanks to him, I am still in politics. So we want to highlight that connection today and move on with that inspiration," said Singh and Olivia Chow.
Asked whether he relied on Layton's legacy because he did not reside as Quebec leader, Singh said respect for the party's past should not be seen as a sign of current weakness.
"I think it's important to admit that he did amazing things and in many ways he did better things to me. And I think it's good, I think it's important to admit it," he said.
Led by Justin Trudeau, a Liberal leader at an event this morning in Montreal Botanical Gardens surrounded by 29 Quebec candidates, the Conservatives could win Monday's election, saying the fight against climate change is "truly regrettable".
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for Quebec on Tuesday night in an attempt to block the late progress of the Bloc Québécois and the NDP.
"In a few days, Quebecers will have the opportunity to elect a new federal government in Ottawa," Scheer said Tuesday night during a campaign stop in Queens, La Prairies.
"The changes are what we represent. A conservative government that would listen to the people of Quebec, a conservative government that would ally everyone in Quebec."
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