Mr. Speaker, on this my last chance to stand and speak in the House, I want to extend some thanks.
To my constituents for having resided their trust in me to represent them in Parliament.
To you, Mr. Speaker, to your deputy and to your assistants, for your advice and forbearance with me, particularly early in the session.
To the clerk and the table. They have given a lot in advice and counsel to me.
To the pages for their courtesy and their efficiency.
To my caucus and my staff. They have been very supportive and very good in advising me on things to do.
To the other members of this House. I may disagree with them politically and philosophically but I respect most of them for their commitment to their constituents and to the House.
And lastly, to my family. The job of an MP is not an easy one for the family. They give up a lot and I respect them very much for having done so.