I just got home from an NDP nomination. It was the second such ievent I'd been at in a few months where the candidates seemed impressive and there was some magic. Although I'm not really a political junkie, I have some interest in progressive agendas and intriguing candidates.
I just came from Tyrone Benskin's event in the southwest Montreal riding of Jeanne LeBer. He is an actor and, I believe , executive from ACTRA. He's fairly charismatic and spoke a lot about Can-content and cultural issues. He seems to be a natural. These issues could resonate well in urban Quebec.
The other nomination I was at was Jeff Itcush's from the Mont-Royal riding. I live a couple blocks from Mont-Royal and there seems to be a buzz about Itcush in the riding. People are wondering how far he could go if incumbent Irwin Cotler doesn't run. I have friends who will help him who would normally not vote or would vote Liberal.
Itcush and Benskin might be friends because Benskin was at the former's nomination and they seemed to be conferring.
Who knows? Some of my friends are looking closer at the NDP. Like I said, I'm not really a politico, but I feel more interest in this party.