NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he plans on taking paternity leave after daughter’s birth

NDP Chief Jagmeet Singh has change into a father for the first time, to a baby daughter.

Singh announced Thursday that he and his wife Gurkiran Kaur welcomed their kid into the arena on Monday.

“Our tough little female descendant is actually my birthday provide for life,” Singh wrote on Twitter.

“Momma bear and baby are healthy and our hearts are stuffed with gratitude.”

Singh celebrated his forty third birthday the day ahead of his daughter’s birth.

The NDP chief’s daughter won’t be named instantly. In Sikh custom, a newborn is named around weeks after their delivery in a rite known as Naam Karan.

@gurkirankaur_ and i want to let you recognize that we welcomed the newest addition to our family on January third, 2022.

Our powerful little baby girl is actually my birthday provide for life lol.

Momma bear and baby are wholesome and our hearts are full of gratitude. pic.twitter.com/iD0VCLgKbi

—@theJagmeetSingh

Singh has up to now expressed his excitement approximately changing into a father.

He and his spouse, a fashion designer, had been married in February 2018 in a conventional Sikh wedding ceremony. They honeymooned in Mexico.

The NDP leader, who has campaigned within the previous for higher paternity and maternity advantages for new folks, is planning to take some paternity go away.

Parliament has no longer yet back after the iciness vacation holiday.

“He’s making plans to take a while off to spend time together with his wife and new child,” mentioned an NDP spokesperson.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among a bunch of MPs and public figures to supply congratulations, amid hundreds of such messages published on Twitter from around the arena.

Trudeau tweeted neatly needs from him and his spouse, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, announcing the beginning was “glorious news.”

“Sophie and i are wishing you all excellent well being and lots of glad moments together,” Trudeau said.

Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole additionally introduced his congratulations on Twitter, including: “Wishing you all the very best as you each input parenthood!”

Bloc Québécois Chief Yves-François Blanchet introduced congratulations and good needs from himself, his MPs and birthday party contributors.

“There are few happier events or excellent effects than a birth,” Blanchet tweeted.

British Columbia NDP Optimal John Horgan, and Valerie Plante, mayor of Montreal, had been a few of the many other smartly wishers to congratulate the couple at the birth of their baby girl.

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