It’s the end of October and thus my annual hunt for a veteran is on. Specifically, a veteran giving out poppies. I wandered around downtown for quite a while yesterday looking for one with no luck. I checked the usual hotspots — the Roddick gates, high traffic areas around the metro and underground city, department stores, a post office and bank or two — but there wasn’t a poppy in sight. Except of course on the lapels of many passerbys. I’ve got a toonie burning a hole in my pocket so if any fellow Montrealers know where I might find a pile of poppies for the picking, let me know!