Mr. Speaker, the official opposition has just gone through a leadership race which resulted in a brand new leader, Stephen Harper.
During the race, my seatmate, the member for West Vancouver--Sunshine Coast, held down the fort. Quiet, reserved, invisible he is not. Open, straightforward and forceful he is. The interim leader's role can be a ceremonial job, almost a holiday. I can honestly say that I have never seen him work so hard.
He and his wife Yvonne have fulfilled the role of leader and first lady of the official opposition and the Canadian Alliance with vigour and style.
In this, the last question period for the interim leader, let me express my sincere personal thanks for a superb job well done.