Sunday, December 04, 2005

Jack Layton

Saturday evening I took Alex to the office of our local NDP candidate, Dawn Black. She was opening her office, signing up volunteers, accepting donations, cutting a great big cake. The guest of honour was Jack Layton.

Alex was over the moon to meet one of his heroes. He got an autograph and I snapped a picture. I asked Jack and Dawn to keep in mind federal funding for student summer employment (which is currently budgeted to be slashed by about 50% for summer 2006 - I'll blog about that soon). Then they were on to shake other hands and sign more autographs and off we go to the election.

I'm proud that Alex is so excited about the election. Most 15 year olds probably don't even know who Jack Layton or Dawn Black is.

question: do you know your local candidates?

mompoet - jumping on the bandwagon


Carol said...

My oldest daughter is very politically minded. She is very excited about the coming election even though she will probably just miss voting in it. She will turn 18 in March.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I have to admit that I don't know much about Canada politics but I do like your blog --

WestEnd Writer said...

Good God. Is Alex really taller than Jack Layton? Last time I saw him, he was such a little kid. Sounds like you're doing a good job at the parenting thing,


mompoet said...

heck w.e.w., I am taller than Jack Layton. Seriously, Alex is almost 6 feet now. When he was little I rested my chin on his head when I cuddled him. Now he stands in front of me and puts his chin on top of my head.

Good thing he's a very friendly giant.