With Canada's Parliament set to resume Thursday, I thought it only fitting that I post this great photo of the country's new Leader of the Official Opposition from 1984:
Yes, that is indeed Jumping Jack Layton some 27 years ago back when he was a mere Alderman in Toronto. Judging from this photo -- which is pulled from Unofficial Portraits a book collecting self-portraits done by politicians -- I think I finally understand what Quebeckers see in him. The defiant stance, the cocky attitude the disturbingly form-fitting GWGs. Yikes!
Anyways, congrats Jackie boy! Enjoy your first day in your new position.