Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP party, has appeared on a video from May 7 of him getting close to someone not a member of his household. He and the other individual were both unmasked.
Singh and his friend Taranvir Dhaliwal were apparently attending a drive-in event in Mississauga together in a car, and exchanged a hug as they said goodbye. Both parties are confirmed to still be waiting for their second doses of the COVID vaccine.
Singh has reportedly been living with his aging parents and his siblings for the duration of the pandemic.
According to Global News, Singh responded by email with the following statement:
"Like most Canadians, I’ve done my best to follow public health advice. Coming back from this event, I did not do enough to follow that advice and I’m sorry."
"I will do better to keep my family, our community and all Canadians safe. We cannot let our guard down if we want to beat this virus, and I’m committed to continue to do my best until we’re on the other side of this."
"I really hope that this just doesn’t discourage anyone from wearing their masks and following public health protocols," concluded Singh.
Perhaps even more shockingly, back on Apr. 19 2021, Singh was publicly trying to pressure Prime Minister Trudeau to invoke the Federal Emergencies Act "to help Ontario".