Finally, NDP Leader Jack Layton has sat at a kitchen table. Of all places it was on the tarmac at Montreal airport. Media members arranged for a kitchen table and four chairs to be set up near the stairs leading to the campaign plane as Layton arrived for the next leg of his journey to Windsor. The figurative kitchen table has been a major part of his campaign to illustrate his interests are that of ordinary Canadians not of the CEOs at the boardroom table.
The kitchen table came complete with tablecloth signed by the media types covering the campaign. Layton loved it - sitting at the table having his photo taken. He kept the tablecloth as a keepsake.
- Richard Brennan