Where no NDP leader has gone before
Yes, this is NDP leader Jack Layton (circa 1991 at a Trekkie convention) and we thought we'd throw this picture up in honour of the Star Trek movie opening this week in Ottawa and other major markets.
I asked Olivia Chow about the costume today and she told me that she had one too -- she and Jack had them custom made by a tailor. "Very form fitting," she said. And they even had the special beam-me-up badge affixed to them.
Chow told me that she and Layton are still devoted Trekkies, but they're not going to the movie opening. "Too busy," she said. "We have to work."
Update: Credit where credit is due: the photographer here can be found at
This credit should have been stated up front; the fault is mine. I was so worried I'd been sent a photoshopped picture that I sought first to verify it, worried about the author later. I send credit and plaudits to the photographer.