‘I knew I had big shoes to fill,’ Daniel Blaikie on winning the riding his father represented for nearly 30 years

Rookie NDP MP Daniel Blaikie, who won the riding with 34.14 per cent of the vote in the last election, discusses his campaign to restore the NDP dynasty created by his father, the ups and downs in his first session on the Hill, and what he was known for back in high school.

In the end, rookie NDP MP Daniel Blaikie said the attention he paid to real issues that matter to constituents was what helped him secure the narrow—51-vote difference—win in the last election. Here, he plays the bagpipes; something his father, veteran NDP MP Bill Blaikie, was also known for. Photograph courtesy of Facebook

By ALLY FOSTER

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 12:00 AM

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