Today in Canada’s Political History: Jagmeet Singh’s maiden speech in the Commons

It was a big day in the life and political career of NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on this date in 2019 as he took to his feet in the House of Commons for the first time. Though elected federal NDP leader in 2017, Singh had been leading his party from outside the Commons. Eventually, he won a B.C. by-election and took his seat in the Commons alongside his NDP colleagues.

You can read Singh’s maiden Commons address at the link below: Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist.  He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy.  A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.