Last night I was at the campaign office launch of Jeff Itcush
Itcush is running for the NDP in Mount Royal. There was standing room only. After the first wave of people started to trickle out, a second wave seemed to come in. There were several cultural community representatives present. Thomas Mulcair also spoke.
It seemed like his campaign team was experienced and talented. The office was a suite of rooms that looked like a political "war room". Itcush spoke about the budget, refugie and immigration issues and youth.
I've met Itcush before and was pretty impressed. There was a cadre of his former students who were swarming him. I have to admit, its kind of exciting to see a bunch of young people wanting to do politics on a Saturday night. As I said in another post, I like this synergy in a political movement so I'll volunteer with him. It was all really positive for a cynic like me. He drew from all over the demographic pyramid.
If this is how the NDP is shaping-up in Quebec it could be exciting. Not being much of a political hack, I'd like to know what's happening with the NDP in other Quebec ridings,