Gold Winner Leonard Preyra
Silver Winner Howard Epstein
Bronze Winner Maureen MacDonald
Quick: What’s the last thing that put Leonard Preyra in the news? If you guessed “fending off allegations that the new national park status for Sable Island doesn’t have enough protections from gas drilling, because Charlie Parker was out of town,” then good on you! More likely, though, readers simply like Preyra’s low-key likable personality and solidly NDP values. Rabble rouser Howard Epstein, who’s locked out of cabinet for being too far to the left for Darrell Dexter’s “we’re business-friendly!” pseudo socialism takes the silver and Dartmouth’s Maureen MacDonald wins the bronze.