Jack Bauer is a Canadian socialist 

Judging by the polls ahead of next month's Canadian election, the left-wing New Democrat Party is on pace to supplant the Liberal Party, long the dominant party of the Canadian center-left. The NDP might also do well enough in Quebec to dethrone the separatist Bloc Quebecois. It remains unclear at this point whether huge NDP gains would help or hurt the Conservative Party's chances of returning with an absolute majority in Parliament.

But here's something you might not know: The NDP's first leader was the grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland, who played Jack Bauer on FOX Television's "24." Here is America's favorite counterterrorism agent, talking about his grandfather's legacy and the virtues of Canadian health care:

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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