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Party Leader: Ontario Community and Election Race

party leader: Turtle decided to run because the social democrats had done quite a lot of work in his southern Ontario community, especially NDP MP Charlie Angus, according to National Observer. And of all the leaders, the party's leader Jagmeet Singh was the first federal party leader to visit Grassy Narrows, and the one who had visited the area the the most. The second time he was asked, he thought about it. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing The north would have a voice from someone who has lived in the area their entire life, someone who has experienced the north, Turtle said just as Singh began his speech to concede the 2019 election race to fourth place. There will be more Indigenous candidates in the future. Turtle lost Monday's election too, coming third place in a race that elected Conservative Eric Melillo in Kenora, Ontario and defeated incumbent Liberal Bob Nault.A long-time advocate for the clean-up of mercury in the English and Wabigoon river systems which has been impacting and poisoning Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong members for generations Turtle was sad, but not disheartened by his first foray into politics. ; This is just the beginning, he said. ( As reported in the news.