Jagmeet Singh Runs From Sikh Canadians in Brampton Calling Him “Sellout Singh”

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on May 28, 2022

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh at a provincial election campaign stop to help promote Brampton West NDP MPP candidate Navjit Kaur did his best to avoid members of the local Sikh community who came out to the event to ask him tough questions about his positions on mandates and other areas of policy where they believe he has undermined the community.

Singh’s team or Kaur’s team, based on reports by Jaskanwal Singh, who was one of the people looking to speak to Singh, called the police and had several people removed from the property the meet and greet was happening for “trespassing,” despite the event being open to the public.

What is interesting is that the group that showed up to the event to oppose Singh does not seem particularly anti-NDP as one of the people who asked Singh a tough question had concerns relating to the NDPs electability if Singh keeps pushing for vaccine mandates which have hurt members of the Sikh community. 

The man asking the question at the beginning of the video is not only wearing a medical mask but even declares at one point after asking about members of the community being concerned  that Singh would punish the unvaccinated  “I keep hearing this from people who don’t support you; I want them to support you, I want them to support you.”

Seeing Jagmeet Singh flee in his car away from members of the Sikh community calling him “Sellout Singh” demonstrates that his leadership of the NDP has become shaky. Most would assume Singh would have strong ties to the Sikh community seeing as he is a Sikh man himself but Singh’s metropolitan political attitudes have seemingly alienated him from a lot of different communities. 

Just a couple of weeks ago Singh was calling protesters in Peterborough hateful and threatening for heckling him while he was promoting another provincial NDP candidate, but in aftermath of this recent confrontation cannot smear members of his own community in the same manner.

What Singh is really running up against is the fact he has gutted the working-class roots of the NDP and turned the federal party into a vehicle mainly for young urban progressive voters who want to see mandates crammed down onto blue-collar workers. 

His alliance with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government also makes the NDP effectively redundant and in order to mirror Trudeau’s COVID-19 policies, he is having to throw working-class voters and members of minority communities under the bus.

It would not be shocking to see Jagmeet Singh out as the federal NDP leader by the end of 2023 based on the electoral trajectory he has set the party on.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

3 responses to “Jagmeet Singh Runs From Sikh Canadians in Brampton Calling Him “Sellout Singh””

  1. Monocle13 says:

    "Tough Questions" = Reichtardspeak for thugs showing up & screaming abuse & threats in an exercise of harassment & intimidation.

    • Khushwinder says:

      Ok dawg. Let’s do the meeting and see your leader answer us.

    • Leo Frey says:

      Lol "thugs". Singh is a chicken*^*t who has destroyed the NDP party. Time for him to resign. Previous leaders like Layton would have held Trudeau accountable for his bad policies, but not Singh. He has been buffaloed by Trudeau and he is now paying the price.