Wow. Just, wow. To be honest, I never thought I would be saying this, but holy crap, Canada’s New Democrats are now the official opposition party in Canada with 103 seats in the House of Commons.
Going into this election, things were looking really good for the NDP, and, well, less good for the Bloc Quebecois and the Liberals… but I was doubtful that something this huge would happen. Maybe it was me treading cautiously, but either way, I am happy to report that Jack Layton has a power house group of candidates that will be joining him in Ottawa.
I am even happier that I got to be in Montreal the weekend before the election and for the day itself, spending time with some friends. . Being an NDP-obsessed American for a while now, I was excited to be a part of it in any way possible. And then, to be in Montreal, the heart of Quebec, where the NDP went from having 1 seat in the HOC to having 58.. just…WOW.