NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was in full campaign mode on Sat. Jan. 19, as he got the backing of some star power in the middle of a byelection campaign in the Vancouver region.
Scientist David Suzuki offered some support and former NDP MP Svend Robinson also campaigned with Singh. Robinson is attempting to make a political comeback, running for the New Democrats in another nearby riding in British Columbia.
Singh is seeking to enter the House of Commons in a Feb. 25, 2019 byelection in the riding of Burnaby South, recently vacated by the departure of former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who was elected last fall to be the new mayor of Vancouver.
Voters in the Quebec riding of Outremont and in the Ontario riding of York-Simcoe will also go to the polls in byelections on the same date.