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Jagmeet Singh leading NDP candidates in fundraising

The most recent round of fundraising reports show that the Ontario legislator has raised over $600,000 since entering the race in May.

Federal NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh is seen in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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Federal NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh is seen in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

OTTAWA — NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh appears to have the fundraising lead among his fellow competitors as the race to replace Tom Mulcair inches closer to its finale.

The most recent round of fundraising reports from the candidates show the Ontario legislator has raised $618,779 since entering the race in May.

That's far more than the $374,146 pulled in by Ontario MP Charlie Angus or the $250,937 raised by Manitoba MP Niki Ashton, who both launched their campaigns much earlier.

Fundraising results for Quebec MP Guy Caron, who is also in the competition, have yet to be posted online by Elections Canada.

NDP members could elect their next leader as soon as this Sunday. First ballot results will be revealed at an event in Toronto and if a candidate receives more than 50 per cent support, they win.

If not, another round of voting will ensue with results set to be revealed on Oct. 8 in Montreal.

 

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