VIDEO: A real moment for Lorraine Michael

While reporters were trailing her on Day 1 of the campaign trail, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael had an unscripted moment that went straight to the heart of some issues.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael meets Olga Richards while knocking on doors 2:38

Election campaigns are typically well-orchestrated events, with many appearances arranged to avoid the unexpected.

On Monday, however, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael found that door-to-door campaigning can be another story altogether.

While knocking on doors in a neighbourhood off Newfoundland Drive in her district of Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, Michael met Olga Richards, a senior who can't leave her house until a ramp is built to her front door.

It provided a moment of rare emotion. You can witness the exchange by clicking on the video above.