Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the late Doug Henning who passed away yesterday.
Doug was born in Winnipeg in 1947 A city that he might say could be a little closer to heaven.
As a child Doug had become fascinated with tricks And as a student was well known for his psychedelic hippie shticks.
Doug flew with friends and heroes in high places of sorts Houdini, Ivan Reitman, and fellow Canadian Martin Short.
Doug's middle name became known as “Levitation” An act that earned him world fame and many standing ovations.
But who would have thought that the creator of spellbound alone Had an idea to make the House of Commons his home.
For in the end it was this entertaining magician Who dreamed of turning himself into a natural law politician.
I wish that Doug could have worked his magic in this place To elevate government to a new space.
Doug, you blessed us with your lighthearted, free-spirited rise If only we could have seen the world through your eyes.
It is with sadness that we say goodbye And with new wings may you always fly high.