As one very good example, I think, of the ways in which we are better off celebrating our own traditions and our own way of doing things, I'll refer to a group that hasn't been meeting for that long—I guess it has been 10 years now. That's the G-8 Speakers of the lower houses. Other G-8 countries, for instance Russia, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom—and certainly the French—have a tremendous, elaborate protocol and all of the architecture and history to go with it and so forth. The last time Canada hosted, Speaker Milliken was the Speaker, and we were discussing how best to go about hosting. Ultimately, we decided that you can't out-Rome the Romans and you can't replicate Paris.
Instead, what he did was decide.... As well, there was the question of the security for Dennis Hastert, the then-Speaker of the House of Representatives. They decided that they would have it in Kingston and would have them staying at, I think it was either the Royal Military College or the Canadian Forces base. That took care of the security side of things. Then they had a tour of the Thousand Islands and whatnot, and Dennis Hastert, for example, was just thrilled to bits, as were the other members, because it was so different from what they were used to, and it was really typically Canadian. And Speaker Milliken got to show off Kingston.
So I think that there are ways in which we shouldn't sell ourselves short because we're not, say, St. Petersburg.