Ottawa—For the first time in Canadian history, a Sikh is running for the leadership of a major Canadian political party. Martin Singh, an Amritdhari Singh, who converted to Sikhism when he was 18 years old, is running for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party. Up until this past Summer, the leadership of the New Democratic Party was held by Jack Layton, a very popular figure in the Sikh community in Canada. Jack Layton courageously stood time and time again with the Sikh Community on the right to wear a kirpan and also in solidarity in opposition to the genocide of Sikhs in India in 1984.
Martin Singh’s campaign is picking up a lot of momentum and support not just within the Sikh community in Canada but also among the broader community as well. Many keen observers believe that Martin Singh has a strong chance to win the leadership at the NDP convention on March 24, 2012.
Martin Singh is a successful businessperson. He has 4 university degrees in chemical engineering, pharmacy as well as an MBA. He and his brother operate a number of pharmacies and care homes that employ over 150 people.
Martin Singh has 4 key platforms that he is running on: entrepreneurship, a national pharmacare program, the environment, and leadership itself.
It is easy to sign up to support Martin Singh’s bid to become leader of the NDP. You could sign up today at https://secure.ndp.ca/