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Wasaga Beach Public Library 2012

The Defender

David Foster is currently serving his third term as a member of Wasaga Beach Council, the last two terms as Deputy Mayor. He has a 22-year banking career that has moved him and his family across the province. He has been a resident of Wasaga Beach since 1995 and enjoys everything the town and region has to offer. Aside from time with his wife and two daughters, Foster enjoys reading in his free time, such as it is. Foster has been a member of the Wasaga Beach Library Board for the past decade and is active in promoting literacy, library programmes and future expansion plans for Wasaga Beach Public  Library.

The Book

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis was selected as the 2011 CBC Canada Reads Winner.

Here’s the set up: A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock — an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers — to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on. Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest M.P. who doesn’t care about being reelected can do in Parliament. The results are hilarious — and with chess, a hovercraft, and the love of a good woman thrown in, this very funny book has something for everyone.

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