Jagmeet Singh is the leader of the New Democratic Party and Member of Parliament for the riding of Burnaby South. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and later to Windsor, Ontario. He studied law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, Ontario, and practiced as a criminal defence lawyer in Brampton, Ontario. He was elected to the Ontario legislature as an MPP in 2011 and became the Ontario NDP deputy leader in 2015. He was elected leader of the federal NDP in 2017. Singh divides his time between Burnaby, British Columbia and Ottawa, Ontario.
"If the NDP does better, Love & Courage might have something
to do with it. Many politicians claim to understand other people's
suffering. Jagmeet Singh has been there. . . . Love &
Courage is a brave, raw, compelling testament to one
man's will to overcome. That he wrote it as leader of a national
political party is remarkable. I have never seen its like."
-- John Ibbitson * Globe and Mail *
"An intimate and compelling story that I cannot ever recall, as a lifelong political biography junkie, ever having read anywhere else." -- Robin V. Sears * Toronto Star *
"[Singh's] surprisingly intimate memoir opens a new window onto a youth that was at times heartbreakingly painful. . . . It does give new meaning to Singh's signature political catchphrase, 'love and courage.'" * National Post *
"The NDP leader's new book, Love & Courage . . . [is] not a political memoir but a highly personal one, dealing with racism, sexual abuse and the challenges of coping with an alcoholic parent." * Winnipeg Free Press *