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Burnaby - New Democratic Party Leader Carole James' campaign bus rolled up to the Mountain Shadow Pub tonight to watch the contest that has usurped the election campaign for many British Columbians - the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Wearing a Canucks' jersey, Ms. James mingled with patrons - including a guy in a "Steelworkers for Carole James" t-shirt.

Despite the news cameras following Ms. James, most of the pub's denizens were intent on following whether the Canucks could clinch this series tonight.

Ms. James, who had earlier in the day told a radio show host she's led a boring life, drank cranberry juice with soda - "It's very unhockey-like, I think," she confessed.

Ms. James said she follows playoff hockey because her kids followed the game. She even had a bet against her husband, Albert Gerow, that the Canucks would take the series against the St. Louis Blues in four games.

Mr. Gerow now owes her a dinner, after the campaign, after the Canucks won in overtime.

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