It was announced today that Daniel Fox, the son of Francis Fox, will be a candidate for the Quebec Liberal Party in the next federal election.
Francis Fox is the former Sollicitor General of Canada who had to resign in 1978 after it was revealed that he forged the signature of his mistress' husband so that she could get an abortion.
It's so strange to read this story, knowing that his half-sibling was killed, the result of a sordid affair.
I recently read the story of someone I knew who told me his mother almost aborted him, but at the last minute decided against it. I was rather blown away by the thought that he might never have existed-- all those years, he would have been non-existent.
You might object: but you would not have been none the wiser.
But the truth is, just because you don't know something doesn't mean reality has not been altered. His person would not have been around to enrich his world. The world would have been poorer without his presence.
More and more of these people will be coming to prominence.