An estimated 68,000 Canadians died on the battlefields of the First World War and are among those who will be commemorated this Remembrance Day.
Whatever the outcome of this Parliament, those in power should be reminded the national interest, not their political survival, should be their priority.
There was plenty of failure to go around, as 42 days ago, there were certain presumptions. This was by far the most confusing and disillusioning election of them all.
In spite of the media focus on the leaders’ campaigns, we do not have a presidential system in this country. We elect a cabinet, not a king.
There is much to be done to show respect for francophones outside Quebec, in the same way the Quebec government should respect its anglophone citizens and visitors.
As Canada contributes 1.5 per cent of global greenhouse gases, our efforts alone can't tip the global needle. But we can become innovators and exporters of ideas, goods, and services to make a difference.
If there is one lesson I learned from this reunion, it is to say to students today: don’t give up.
One hopes this Trudeau will do on Quebec's Bill 21 as his father did on Bill 101: listen to wise counsel and wait as this issue plays itself out.