Singh meets with Regina-Lewvan NDP candidate Tria Donaldson

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh continued his stop in Regina on Friday with a visit to the 13th Avenue Food and Coffee House to meet with Regina-Lewvan NDP candidate Tria Donaldson.

Singh arrived with a cooler to deliver to the coffee house before signing a few books, meeting with local residents and posing for some pictures.

Donaldson was ecstatic to have the federal leader of the NDP appear in her riding. “I think it’s a really great sign of the momentum that we have across the country and right here in Regina-Lewvan, it’s amazing to see all the folks that came out to support us.”

With the election campaign still in it’s first week, Donaldson was happy to see Singh make a stop in Regina early on the campaign trail. “I think it shows that we have a real chance of winning here in Regina-Lewvan and that it’s a priority for the party.”

The Regina-Lewvan NDP candidate added that Singh’s appearance will provide a confidence boost for herself as she continues with her own campaign. “It’s a great way to start the campaign and help me walk those extra kilometers, I think I’m at 50 kms so far, it’ll help for the other 100 or 200 that we still have to walk.”

Earlier in the day, Singh made a visit to the Cowessess First Nation, which is something that touched Donaldson. “As a grandchild of a residential school survivor, the fact that he came out to Cowessess, to really remember the legacy of the unmarked graves, it really means a lot to me as an Indigenous person, I think it’s a good time for the campaign to show that we’re taking reconciliation seriously which is a big issue for me.”

The federal election will take place on September 20.

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