Jagmeet Singh, NDP Leadership Candidate, Says He’s Ready To Lead

Singh has suggested that if elected leader, he might spend the next two years building the party’s presence across the country — much as Jack Layton did after winning the NDP race in 2003 — rather than run in a byelection.

He has also been coy about committing to run for his Brampton, Ont. provincial seat federally. That riding is currently held by Liberal Raj Grewal, another charismatic young Sikh — leaving open the possibility of running in Toronto where an NDP win may be more likely.