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NDP's Jagmeet Singh walks back talk of coalition with Liberals

Last Updated Oct 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm PST

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with reporters in the Foyer of the House of Commons during a marathon voting session Thursday March 21, 2019 in Ottawa. Singh says he decided to "take a chance" and share his story of childhood sexual abuse in hopes of helping other victims. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

VANCOUVER – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is walking back a statement he made Sunday, suggesting he would form a coalition with the Liberals if there’s a Conservative minority government.

In Vancouver Monday, he still called for people to vote NDP to be sure they can have someone to fight for them. Singh was not so fast to talk up a coalition.

“That was not my position. My position is this: we have a number of priorities, I want Canadians to know that they can vote New Democrat – vote as many New Democrats as possible – and all the commitments that we told you about, all our priorities that we told you about, we will fight hard to make sure that they are put in place.”

Earlier in London, Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted the only party that can form a progressive government is the Liberals.