Chow, who was in the Yukon this week campaigning for the territory's NDP party, said she saw it as "exciting " that Saganash had jumped into the race to replace Layton, who died from cancer in late August.
"I think it's exciting to see Romeo Saganash run, " said Chow. "I hope he can inspire different communities to get involved, to say, this is our party. "
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