Having displayed the humanitarian values that the UN cries out for, Bob Rae has finally been appointed Canada’s ambassador to an institution that sorely needs his vision and deep understanding of the human condition.
Canada's campaign was devoid of any overarching theme and served political mush at one of the great transformation moments in world history, in which serious people are searching for new ideas for human security.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's plea to 'silence the guns' would create corridors for life-saving aid and open windows for diplomacy in the war-torn zones in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and more.
From the start of my political career in 1972, the library has always been a place of calm in Centre Block where I could escape to. Now, at 88, I likely won't see it again, as it's soon to undergo 10 years of renos.