Jagmeet Singh

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Full Name Jagmeet Singh
Age 41 Years Old
Nick Name Jagmeet
Gender Male
Birth Date January 2nd, 1979
Birth Place Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

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About Jagmeet Singh

A Canadian lawyer and politician, Jagmeet Singh started serving as leader of the New Democratic Party in 2017 and as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Burnaby South since 2019. He 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.  In 2017, GQ Magazine stated that he was an "incredibly well-dressed rising star in Canadian politics." He worked as a criminal defense lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area before entering the world of politics. First, he worked at the law firm "Pinkoskys" and then at his own firm, "Singh Law" which he co-runs with his brother Gurratan. He has also described himself as progressive and a social democrat. In recent news, Singh speaks out against potential Trump re-election.

Famous For

  • Being a Canadian lawyer and politician.
  • For having been the head of Canada's New Democratic Party.

Jagmeet Singh, a famous politician

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Early Life of Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet Singh took birth on 2nd January 1979 with the real name or full name of Jagmeet Singh Dhaliwal in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada to Harmeet Kaur and Jagtaran Singh, immigrant parents from the Indian state of Punjab. He holds Canadian nationality and Asian ethnicity. Analogously, he happily celebrates his birthday on 2nd January of every year and he had celebrated his 41st birthday as of 2020. Capricorn is his star sign and black is his race. He attended Detroit Country Day School situated in Beverly Hills, Michigan from grades 6 to 12. He went to the University of Western Ontario in 2001 to obtain a degree in BS Biology. In 2005, he took up a degree in Bachelor of Laws at York University's Osgoode Hall Law. Furthermore, his great-grandfather was Sewa Singh Thikriwala, a revolutionary who fought against British occupation in India. Another of Jagmeet's great-grandfathers is Hira Singh, who served in World War I and World War II in the Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army. He has also publicly discussed suffering sexual abuse as a child, as well as having a father who was alcoholic and abusive. Besides, Jagmeet has two younger siblings, brother Gurratan and sister Manjot, who were both born during the family's time in Newfoundland. His religion is Sikh. 

Career of Jagmeet Singh

  • Jagmeet Singh commenced his political career in 2011 where he contested the 2011 federal election in the federal riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton though he was defeated by Conservative candidate Bal Gosal by 539 votes also he finished ahead of incumbent Liberal MP Gurbax Singh Malhi.
  • He ran in the 2011 Ontario provincial election as the NDP candidate in the overlapping provincial riding, and defeated Liberal incumbent Kuldip Kular by 2,277 votes, and became the first Ontario NDP MPP to represent the Peel Region.
  • Then, he was appointed as the NDP critic for the Attorney General of Ontario and for the Consumer Services in the 40th Parliament of Ontario.
  • Singh voted against the government's legislation entitled "Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Rates Act" in November 2014 as well as called for greater police accountability and demanded the provincial government draft legislation to strengthen Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
  • Whereas, he was chastised by Ontario's integrity commissioner for the improper use of legislative resources meant for his constituency office for partisan purposes in June 2015 though he spoke out against the motion introduced by PC MPP Gila Martow, which called for the legislature to denounce the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in December 2016.
  • But after winning the federal NDP leadership race, Singh resigned as MPP on 20th October 2017.
  • He was considered a potential leadership candidate, winning the support of 11 percent of NDP members in a Mainstreet Research poll conducted in April 2016 and announced his intention to run for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada at a campaign launch on 15th May 2017, in Brampton.
  • A poll by Mainstreet Research was released in September, showing Singh overtaking Charlie Angus to lead the race for NDP leadership for the first time with 27.3 percent of the vote.
  • After then, on 1st October 2017, he was elected leader of the federal NDP in the 2017 New Democratic Party leadership election having won on the first ballot with 53.8 percent of the vote.
  • Singh suspended MP Erin Weir from the NDP caucus pending an independent investigation made into sexual harassment allegations made against him in February 2018 whereas he rejected Weir's request to rejoin the NDP during a meeting in June, despite Weir stating that he had worked with a personal trainer to understand the issues of the complaint on 6th September 2018.
  • He announced he would be running in a by-election to replace Kennedy Stewart as the Member of Parliament for Burnaby South on 8th august 2018.  Singh relocated to Burnaby for the election and won on 25th February 2019, with 38.9 percent of the vote, and was also re-elected to the Burnaby South riding on 21st October 2019.
  • He was removed from the House of Commons on 17th June 2020 after he called Bloc Quebecois MP Alain Therrien a "racist" and refused to apologize when Therrien was the sole MP to prevent unanimous consent on the second motion concluding systemic racism and discrimination in the RCMP prior to the completion of the Public Inquiry from Singh's first motion
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Singh speaks out against potential Trump re-election. On Twitter, Singh wrote in all caps that when it comes to Trump, Americans should "VOTE HIM OUT," stating that among other things, Trump has "placed kids in cages, fanned the flames of hatred and division," and left 230,000 dead due to COVID-19.
  • What happens in the US "is going to be impacting us after the election, but our job is to be ready for all outcomes," he said."And as you know, I don't comment or weigh in on American political processes."
  • Additionally, he has promised that the NDP would build charging stations for electric vehicles at federal buildings and Canada Post locations and offer residents up to $600 to install their own plug-in chargers at home as well as promised to incentivize the building of 500,000 units of affordable housing by removing the federal tax burden on new affordable housing projects.

Personal Life of Jagmeet Singh

Reflecting on Jagmeet Singh's personal life, he is a married guy. He became engaged to Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu, a fashion designer and co-founder of jangiiro, a Punjabi clothing line in January 2018. He proposed to her at the vegetarian restaurant where they had their first date in front of friends, family, and members of the media that Singh had invited. The couple got married on 22nd February 2018. They both seem extremely happy in their domestic life. She's supportive of him and the profession that he is in. There's much love between the two. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight. Singh supports decriminalizing the purchase, possession, and consumption of psychoactive drugs for personal use as Portugal had done in 2001.

Jagmeet Singh with his wife, Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu

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Net Worth of Jagmeet Singh

At the age of 41, Jagmeet Singh is one of the talked about and demanded politician of the time. With the potential that's in store in him, he can go miles. Bit of dedication and luck, he would definitely be unstoppable. He has accomplished heights in his career that normally takes an individual a lifetime to achieve. Moving towards his net worth, his worth is around $1 million to $5 million as of 2020 though he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is also in thousands of dollars per year. Singh endorsed and campaigned for Wab Kinew in the Manitoba NDP's 2017 leadership race. In addition, his main source of income is from a political career.

Body Measurement of Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet Singh got unconventional good looks and raw appeal about him. Reasons for his amazing personality could be his roots. He stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm though his body weight is around 73 kg or 161 lbs. He has maintained his shape over the years with regular exercise it seems. Blessed with great height and physique, he still carries the aura to rock the shirtless avatar. He has made some loyal fans and admirers over the years. Singh is a handsome politician having Salt and Pepper hair and dark brown eyes color though his body build type is average.