It’s an older crowd for the most part, a legion crowd—cardigans and pressed blue jeans, some of the women wearing pearls. But there are also young families with small children in tow, and as they jam the pine-panelled legion hall in Creemore, Ont., the air is shot with the nervous tension of a high-school dance.By Robert Sheppard7 min
When did Alexa McDonough’s people realize that her Halifax opponents were not going to roll over and play dead just because she is a national leader and home-town favourite? Anthony Salloum, who handles public relations in the New Democratic Party leader’s riding office, got a hint of what may be ahead when he went hunting for campaign space one night three weeks before the writ was dropped.
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