CAPTION: Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will try for a seat in the House of Commons by running in British Columbia, in a byelection that does not yet have a date.
Singh says he will fight against the Trans Mountain expansion project. (Aug 8, 2018) SOUNDBITE: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh PLACELINE: Burnaby, B.C.
CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at the Liberal government's investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline and its lack of spending on housing and Pharmacare while announcing he'll run for a seat in Parliament in Burnaby, B.C.
Singh announced Wednesday his candidacy for the riding of Burnaby South, which former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart recently gave up to run for mayor in Vancouver.
Speaking in front of supporters at an outdoor film production studio in the riding, Singh said he's running because he wants the government to invest in housing and Pharmacare. ``I'm running because we don't need our government to invest public dollars, billions of public dollars, in a 65-year-old leaky pipeline.
We need our government to invest in clean energies for today and tomorrow, clean energy jobs.''