ST. ALBERT, Alberta
Every few years, Michael Cooper seems to pop onto the national news radar. The first time, it was as a political oddity, a sort of human-interest story with an edge.
The story appeared under a headline in the National Post that read, "Not your average high school senior: 'Blood sport' of politics has lured Michael Cooper most of his 18 years."
That was 2002. Now it's 2014 and Mr. Cooper is neither a high school student nor an 18-year-old any more. He's a 30-year-old lawyer who appears to harbour deeply conservative views -- although he has successfully kept discussion of what he thinks, particularly about social conservative issues such as LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights, well off the radar.