INGRID PERITZ, TU THANH HA AND ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
La Conception, Que., and Toronto
Sept. 6, 2010 – Globe and Mail
On Tuesday morning, as Quebec voters headed to the polls, Richard Henry Bain showed up at Claude David’s auto garage in Labelle, north of Montreal.
The two briefly discussed the election – Mr. Bain wanted to know where his polling station was – and then Mr. Bain said he was heading into Montreal to visit an ailing sister-in-law.
He mentioned no other plans. But when Mr. David said he wouldn’t be able to finish fixing the battery on Mr. Bain’s Jeep by Thursday, Mr. Bain said it didn’t matter. “It’s no rush.”
The next time Mr. David saw his neighbour, it was on the news.