I would like to thank all members of my party who stood with me in difficult moments and worked so tirelessly to try to meet the commitments we made to Canadians. We did not always succeed but all of us always believed in Canada as do all members on the opposite side. I wish to extend my best wishes to all members of the opposition parties.
I know that the Leader of the Opposition will miss me. He usually does. By the way I think he too has been booked in Winnipeg or elsewhere today, but I just wanted to tell him that I am leaving Kim my briefing book and page one has just one word of advice: duck.
I will always keep fond memories of this place and all the friends I have made here. I will often think of you, my friends, Nunziata, Langdon, Audrey and Nelson. What will you be doing in retirement, Nelson?
Sub-subtopic: PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADERSHIP