January 24, 2006

Ambivalent

I’ve got mixed emotions about the results of last night’s election — and I’m still in a bit of a daze, since I was flying home from a job interview last evening and then stayed up into the wee hours watching the results, so that I’m pretty exhausted even now.

But I do want to express my delight that Olivia Chow was finally elected by the people of my old riding, Trinity-Spadina. It was so heartbreaking to see her lose by 805 votes last time, and I’m sure she’s going to do a wonderful job in Ottawa. I’m just sorry I wasn’t there to add my vote!

I’m also thrilled that Paul Dewar was elected in my parents’ riding in Ottawa Centre, where the resignation of Ed Broadbent left many people thinking that the seat would revert to the Liberals. I know there were many hours of work put into the campaigns in both ridings, and I’m very glad that so many people responded to the message the NDP was trying to get out.

And that’s all for now. I am actually knitting, though not very quickly, but I’ve been travelling so much, and trying desperately to keep up with my class in between, that I haven’t had any time to document anything. I’ll try to do something this weekend, though. Until then, stay warm!

Posted by Aven at January 24, 2006 07:41 PM
Comments

Hey Aven - I hope your interviews are going well. Best of luck!

Posted by: Jill at January 24, 2006 07:48 PM