Wednesday, October 23, 2019
ADVT 
National

Cut Off Turban, Look Canadian, Voter In Montreal Tells NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

Darpan News Desk, 03 Oct, 2019
  • Cut Off Turban, Look Canadian, Voter In Montreal Tells NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

"This is Canada, you can do like...whatever you like", a cool and composed New Democratic Party (NDP) leader in Canada, Jagmeet Singh, said after being at the receiving end of what seemed to be a ‘racist’ comment from a voter in Montreal, Quebec, on Wednesday.

 

The video shows the brief exchange between Jagmeet, whose popularity has been on a slight up-curve in Canadian politics, and a voter that has now gone viral. In the 26-second-long video Jagmeet is seen approaching a voter in a busy marketplace.

 
 

The voter leans in and tells Jagmeet: “You know what, you should cut your turban off, and you will totally look like a Canadian”.

 

On hearing the advice that seemed to have racial undertones, Jagmeet replied: “Canadians look like all sorts of people, that is the beauty of Canada." The man further says: “In Rome you do as Romans do," before shaking his hand. Jagmeet replies: "This is Canada, you can do like...whatever you like."

 

Before Singh leaves, the voter tells him, "All right, take care. I hope you win."

 
 

Later, Jagmeet reacted to the video, saying: “Many Canadians are told that we must change who we are to succeed. My message to you: do not change who you are. Everyone deserves his place.”

 

Viewed over one million times, the video has generated several reactions on social media with many praising the Leader of the New Democratic Party.

 
 
 
 
 
 

MORE National ARTICLES

City Of Surrey To Be Second Lower Mainland Downtown – With An Innovation Corridor, Announces B.C. Government

City Of Surrey To Be Second Lower Mainland Downtown – With An Innovation Corridor, Announces B.C. Government

The innovation corridor is an emerging government priority and will be developed in consultation with local government, businesses, First Nations and other partners. B.C. is taking the first step by establishing a Quantum Algorithms Institute at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus.

City Of Surrey To Be Second Lower Mainland Downtown – With An Innovation Corridor, Announces B.C. Government

33-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car In East Vancouver

33-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car In East Vancouver

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s sixth pedestrian fatality of 2019, after a 33-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle during the evening rush hour yesterday.

33-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car In East Vancouver

DARPAN AWARDS 2019 - Watch The Glittering Moments From Preston Cadillac Red Carpet

DARPAN AWARDS 2019 - Watch The Glittering Moments From Preston Cadillac Red Carpet

The Preston Cadillac-sponsored Red Carpet Was Buzzing With Prominent Members Of The South Asian Community, Political Dignitaries And Socialites

DARPAN AWARDS 2019 - Watch The Glittering Moments From Preston Cadillac Red Carpet

Surrey To Join Conversation On Accessibility, Inclusion

Surrey To Join Conversation On Accessibility, Inclusion

People in Surrey are invited to participate in a community meeting to discuss the development of accessibility legislation for British Columbia.

Surrey To Join Conversation On Accessibility, Inclusion

Suspect Identified, Arrest Warrant Issued For Violent Robberies At Vancouver Skytrain Stations

Suspect Identified, Arrest Warrant Issued For Violent Robberies At Vancouver Skytrain Stations

An appeal to the public, by Metro Vancouver Transit Police, has led to the identity and issuing of an arrest warrant of a suspect believed to be involved in two violent robberies.

 

Suspect Identified, Arrest Warrant Issued For Violent Robberies At Vancouver Skytrain Stations

Surrey Family Pleads For Information 1 Year After Mother Struck And Killed In Wheelchair

Surrey Family Pleads For Information 1 Year After Mother Struck And Killed In Wheelchair

Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation is continuing to investigate a hit and run collision that claimed the life of Sharon Mitchell, and are joined by her bereaved family in a renewed public appeal for information.

 

Surrey Family Pleads For Information 1 Year After Mother Struck And Killed In Wheelchair

PrevNext