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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh makes Penticton stop days before election

Jagmeet Singh will be in Penticton on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, just a few days before Election Day on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Singh is pictured in an undated image submitted by BC NDP.
October 17, 2019 - 10:09 AM

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will "rock Penticton" on Saturday at an event aimed at supporting the party's local candidate Richard Cannings.

The latest projections of the popular vote taken by 338Canada.com call it a toss-up between the NDP’s incumbent Cannings and Conservative party candidate Helena Konanz. The NDP currently has 32.7 per cent of the popular vote in the 338Canada.com projections, compared to 30 per cent for the Conservatives.

Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk is sitting at 20.1 per cent and Green Party candidate Tara Howse has 13.6 per cent.

This will be the second visit from the NDP leader and it's no coincidence. Local momentum for Cannings is high according to his campaign who said that its office has been seen a surge since national debates where Singh won over Canadians with his sincerity and integrity on issues.

“We keep hearing, ABC,” Tina Lee, from the Cannings campaign team, said in a press release. “Anything but Conservative."

"From GreenPAC to Fair Vote, progressive groups have endorsed Richard. He is the only one that can defeat the Conservatives in this riding. Nobody wants to go back to the Harper era of cuts to our services and climate change inaction. They know that means voting for Richard – they trust him.”

Singh and Cannings aim to fill the room and have invited the community to come check out their positive message of hope and action. The rally is this Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lakeside Resort from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

“We are offering voters a chance to vote for something, for action on climate change, for expanding services including national pharmacare, childcare, and senior’s care to make life more affordable for those struggling. As Jagmeet pointed out, there is a choice other than denial and delay. I have a record of cooperation in government and I’m asking voters to keep a progressive MP in Ottawa to be part of Jagmeet’s team,” Cannings said in the release.

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