Having dug up some buried treasures from my pile of stuff still kept at my Dad’s place recently, I’ve been showcasing the long-lost postcards. I haven’t seen these in years (okay decades) and forgot they existed.
Like this, my first enumeration card from Elections Ontario. It was the first election I was old enough to vote in. I was really excited to vote (back when I actually felt when there was a chance that self-serving right-wingers wouldn’t always win – yes I’m talking to you Rob Ford and Stephen Harper).
The back side has the details of the election – for the Ontario government – and my polling station.
The election was during my first ever frosh week at university, so I had to go to an advance poll. That election was very memorable (as was the frosh week) as the formerly-popular governing party lost in a landslide to our labour party (the New Democrat Party). It was the first – and only – time the NDP formed a government in Ontario, and we got Bob Rae as a premier (whom I met several times – very nice guy, BTW).