Jagmeet Singh leads NDP leadership fundraising figures in second quarter

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Ottawa: Jagmeet Singh was last to enter the federal NDP leadership race but he’s first in fundraising.

Financial reports filed with Elections Canada for the second quarter of 2017 indicate that the Ontario MPP has pulled in $353,944 since joining the race to replace Tom Mulcair in mid-May.

Northern Ontario MP Charlie Angus raised $123,574 between April 1 and June 30.

During the same period, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton raised $70,124 while Quebec MP Guy Caron raised $46,970.

British Columbia MP Peter Julian, who dropped out of the race in early July, raised $28,673.

Voting in the contest begins in September, with results to be announced in October.

The Canadian Press