Ottawa

Paul Dewar, poetry lover

The Citizen’s Joanne Chianello reports from the US Embassy.

The guests, largely Canadians invited by the embassy staff, burst into applause after every song and speech, and then the oath of office. Only Mr. Dewar, though, applauded the inaugural poem by Elizabeth Alexander.

In her liveblog, Kady reported that the NDP’s Dewar was “leading the applause.” Maybe she was being kind.