|[Dan] Harris, 34, married longtime girlfriend Melissa McCormick, a social worker at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, on Aug. 24. They wed at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club and had an Algonquin Park-themed wedding.
Harris and his groomsmen entered the wedding ceremony wearing moose, wolf and black bear hats. They mixed kissing games with animal impersonations and had their guests answer trivia questions about the park.
The Ontario provincial park was the site of one of the couple's first dates, in 2007. Harris said he proposed there last summer, during an 11-kilometre hike, in front of a bull moose, a turtle and a humming bird.
After their nuptials, the two left for a week-long honeymoon that included a train ride through the Rockies and an Alaskan cruise.
Harris told HuffPost he thinks it has been a busy summer for weddings in the NDP because members of the caucus are just so much younger than the other political parties' and the timing — halfway between the last election and the next — was optimal.
"When you look at this caucus compared to other caucuses, there are lot more people at that age and time in their lives," he said.