We are seeing the changing of the guard in Canadian politics, when the old warriors are showing their age, and fighting battles that no longer fit the contours of our land.
Come 2015, it is very probable that there will be new faces leading the Liberal Party of Canada and the NDP: younger men, not steeped in battles past, but ready to look reality in its face, and do what is needed to give to Canadians what the majority of Canadians so desperately want.
The majority of Canadians want the honour of Canada on the worldstage restored.
They want a Canada of old, one that led the world into greater things,and not into half-truths and sound bites and the dross of winner take all and principles count not.
They want a Canada where our democratic rights – so hard fought for and won over so many generations – are respected and honoured, not dismissed and debased.
They want a Canada where the nation's business is conducted with dignity and respectm where our Members of Parliament sense the awe that our Parliament demands, and behave accordingly.
There are many in the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party and the NDP who have fought the good fight, but who are tired, who have lost touch with Canadians.
Today, we have two young men who can bring us back to our proud history of honour, and compassion, and willingness to work with others to further the common good.
Not for them the politics of the past, of fierceness in fighting without thought of cooperation amongst men and women of good will from all parties.
Our honour restored in the world.
Our representatives in Parliament working for the good of all Canadians.
Our country restored to what it is: a beacon for the world to emulate.Let us hope that these two men – working together – can change the way we do things, put the stain of recent years behind us, and give us back the Canada we love.