Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s office says in a statement today that she and Singh agreed that during his leadership run he’ll leave his post as second-in-command.
While he’s running, his critic posts of government and consumer services, attorney general and anti-racism directorate will be split among caucus colleagues.
After launching his leadership campaign Monday night, Singh said he would keep his Bramalea-Gore-Malton seat because he has had busy schedules before and has still been able to help his constituents.
The Ontario legislature rises for the summer June 1 and returns in September, which is also when online voting starts for the federal leadership.
Singh says he will later roll out a policy platform, but lists the major issues facing Canada as inequality, climate change, indigenous reconciliation and electoral reform.
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