Bob Rae at the Bookstore

So if you spotted Bob Rae at the bookstore, how would you react? Today at a Chapters/Indigo bookstore in Toronto, I wandered over to say hello, and to ask the one political question that has been eating at me. I had met the interim Liberal leader once before, at a Booklovers’ Ball sponsored by the Writers’ Development Trust, where we had ended up exchanging books. But I introduced myself anyway, and then I said, “Would you mind if I asked you a political question?” After all, I was accosting the man as he went about his private business in his blue jeans, business which at this point involved checking out the bookstore’s selection of history and political science books. He said, “Sure, go ahead.”And I said, “Is there any chance that the Liberals and the NDP will get together to deal with the current situation?” He knew what I meant. And Bob Rae said, “I wouldn’t rule it out. But the initiative would have to come from the NDP. They’re the ones in the driver’s seat at the moment.” So if anyone knows where Tom Mulcair shops for books, would you please let me know. I have a question for him.




  1. Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    I don't know, but I hope he reads your blog post!

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