Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mike Harris - a Positive Outcome

10 years ago, the Mike Harris Conservatives were running for re-election in Ontario. Sadly, they won that election. But the 1999 provincial campaign was not without its positive spin-off effects.

Ten years ago, two students at the University of Ottawa were so upset with the policies of the Harris government that they were willing to schlep their way out to the outskirts of Ottawa on public transit to register to vote. It turned out to be their first date, as they spent the following afternoon together beside the Rideau Canal.

Who would have thought that Mike Harris would prove to be responsible for a gay relationship that has lasted for the past ten years? I'll always have a tiny soft spot for his administration, as it brought me together with my husband - ten years on, we're still together!


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At 8:05 pm, Anonymous Ward of the State said...

Omg! That is a fansatic "how we met" story. Your story made my day. Happy anniversary to you and your husband and many more!

At 3:20 pm, Anonymous Maurice said...

Wow! Talk about a positive coming out of a negative! :)

At 3:04 pm, Blogger Dharmaserf said...

Awww... you two. Congrats. I didn't realize that was how you met. Makes sense though, that you met fighting against BS.


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