By Andrew Macdonald
Here in the Maritimes, there’s a unique game often referred to as ‘Who’s Your Fadder’ and, even today in this age of Google and social media, there’s still some truth in the game. It establishes a person’s bona fides, often their religion, family history, reliability, and connectedness within the community.
At the hospitality suites on Friday night and during his keynote speech at the NS PC annual general meeting, Prince Edward Island’s Premier Dennis King showed he is a student of this game and knows how it’s played.
Throughout the evening, people were coming up to him and establishing connections via relatives, shared hockey experiences, and other factors so critical in an environment where it’s not six degrees of separation, it’s one/sixth or smaller.