Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mr. Woods Goes to Ottawa

Just before graduating from Leduc Composite High School in 1987, I was one of the handful of teens chosen to represent Alberta at the annual Forum for Young Canadians. Since we're going to be sending 308 Members of Parliament to Ottawa on Monday, I thought this would be a fine time to share some of 18-year-old Earl's photos of his journey to the Hill.
Believe it or not, sometimes I wear a suit when I'm forced to. I'm the one pointing an accusatory finger, politician-style.
Sitting in the Prime Minister's chair. At the time, it was officially occupied by Brian Mulroney. Who will fill it come Monday?
And here I am in the Speaker's throne. It will be interesting to see who replaces the respected Peter Milliken.
Rideau Canal at night...
...and in the daylight.
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be Prime Minister. Nowadays I think, "Who in their right mind would want this job?" Come to think of it, what kind of teenager chooses "politician" as a career, anyway? A bit of a step down from "astronaut," my first choice.
The US embassy.
With my roommates from Atlantic Canada.
Our group.
The Museum of Civilization, not yet open for visitors.
The house on the hill. On Monday, we get to choose who works there. Remember to vote!

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