This is not of the remotest interest to anyone who doesn’t live in New Westminster, a small city near Vancouver that doesn’t think of itself as a suburb.
It turns out my old friend and colleague Matt Laird (who, by the way, provides hosting for this Web site as a sideline job) is running for city council there (the election’s on the 15th).
I’d think voting for Matt would be a no-brainer. He’s bright and honest and super-energetic and is totally dedicated to civic involvement; always pursuing one good cause or another. Near as I can tell, his motives are more or less pure public-spiritedness. This package sounds like exactly what you’d want in your local government, right?