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Alistair MacGregor welcomes Jagmeet Singh at Belmont Secondary

Visiting youth in Langford

Thursday January 26, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

“How often do students get to meet a national political leader?” said Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) today.

He was out front of Belmont Secondary School in Langford, awaiting the arrival of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.

When Singh arrived there were some brief handshakes and greetings with school principal Laura Fulton, then swiftly into the building.

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh arrived at Belmont Secondary School on Jan 26, 2023 to address students. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

The event was closed to media this time. A few years ago, some speeches by MacGregor and Singh happened in the Learning Commons followed by a Q&A for the students and the public. This time evidently students will have a Q&A opportunity.

Jobs, student loans, youth mental health, the environment and maybe also the cost of living are likely topic on the minds of high school students.

The NDP is also interested in getting out the youth vote at election time, of course.

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Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) arriving at Belmont Secondary School, Jan 26, 2023. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Then Singh and MacGregor will be off to meet for 45 minutes with Langford Mayor and Council, at city hall.

Jagmeet Singh has been doing a tour of most of Vancouver Island this week, including Campbell River, Nanaimo, Duncan and Cowichan, and then Victoria this evening.

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Mary P Brooke, Editor, Island Social Trends

Mary P Brooke is a long-time journalist, delivering news through a socioeconomic lens through Island Social Trends.

Based on the west shore of south Vancouver Island, IslandSocialTrends.ca covers news of the Greater Victoria area, south Vancouver Island with insights on BC and national issues.


Island Social Trends emerged in mid-2020 from a preceding series of publications edited by Mary P Brooke and published by Brookeline Publishing House Inc. The series: MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), and West Shore Voice News (2014-2020).