Earlier, your humble organ reported provincial New Democrat rank-and-filers would be paying up to $100 to attend tonight's Celebration 2005 fundraising dinner with party leader Carole James, her big federal brother Jack Layton and his mustache (Public Eye passim). But those weren't the only luminaries at the dinner. Former interim provincial party leader Joy MacPhail was spotted, as were ex-premiers Dave Barrett and Dan Miller (guess his new boss doesn't mind him schmoozing with the socialists). Gord McAdams, the government ecologist who was fired for leaking confidential documents to save a painted turtle habitat, turned up. And so did (drumroll please) Marc Emery, Canada's prince of pot.
November 26, 2005