Jagmeet Singh, the newly elected federal leader spent his first day on the job visiting Parliament Hill and pledging to raise his party's profile, despite not having a seat in the House of Commons.
He could not sit in the House during question period, but he held a scrum in the foyer of the Commons and said he was "comfortable" not being an MP.
Singh said he would consider running for a seat before the next election, but needed to find one that had an "authentic connection" with him.
Until Singh does secure a seat, he will appoint a member of his caucus to lead in the House while he travels the country to build up his national profile. That person has already been chosen and Singh said an announcement would come soon.