NDP leader in Coquitlam for announcement

Health care will be top of the agenda when Jagmeet Singh visits the Tri-Cities

Tri-City voters will get their first glimpse of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh at an announcement about health care in Coquitlam on Monday.

Just weeks after winning a seat in Burnaby South, the politician will be here to announce a new health care approach at a special event for the media.

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Singh, a former lawyer who had served as a provincial politician in Ontario, won the NDP leadership in 2017, but a successful byelection race in Burnaby gave him his first seat in the House of Commons.

At his side for the announcement will be NDP Health Critic Don Davies.

The event comes as Coquitlam councillor Bonita Zarrillo and Sean Lee vie for the nomination of the NDP candidate for the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam.

The two are seeking the nomination because Fin Donnelly, the current NDP MP, is retiring.

The Liberal opponent is Sara Badiei, who was recently acclaimed, while a Conservative candidate has not been finalized.

Currently, Nelly Shin and Matthew Sebastiani are seeking the nomination for the Conservative candidacy in Port Moody-Coquitlam.

Zarrillo, meanwhile, has yet to step away from her job as Coquitlam councillor, but already has a website up and running.

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