Re: "Marc Garneau would have been the right PM for these times," (The Hill Times, Nov. 15). Thank you, Andrew Cadell, for reminding us of the impressive qualities and accomplishments of former minister Marc Garneau. Like so many others in Canada and abroad, I was deeply disappointed when Garneau was dropped from cabinet in 2021. With respect to Caddell’s views on “the best prime minister we never had,” however, I cast my vote for one of his honourable mentions, Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae, another highly accomplished man of vision, eloquence, experience and courage who Canada, and the world, so desperately needs to navigate these terrifying times. Coincidentally and without meaning to self-promote, I’ve been slowly hammering away at a manuscript that combines hard fact and fiction in which Ambassador Rae (with his permission yet to be sought) is a prominent character. In the narrative, set in the near future, Rae feels compelled by a powerful sense of duty and the surprise resignation of the prime minster of the day to take another run at the Liberal leadership, this time successfully. He also wins the following election. While getting Canada’s domestic house in better order, he sets out—with a strong team of ministers and diplomats—to step up support for the United Nations Secretary General’s Agenda for Peace. His highest priorities: climate change and that other existential threat to all of humanity—nuclear weapons. If the manuscript ever gets finished and published, I would love nothing more than to see it offered as a work of non-fiction. Earl Turcotte Dunrobin, Ont.