Mr. Speaker, “famous last words” is a well-known phrase. I will soon leave this place after two decades. What words come to mind?
It has been an honour and a privilege to serve. I have met amazing people, people who are smart, hard-working, and dedicated to Canada. Many will be lifelong friends.
The opportunity to make even a small contribution to building this great nation is humbling. We all owe so much to our families. They have sacrificed normal togetherness for this.
I give heartfelt thanks to the people who supported me, and to those who did not support me but put up with me kindly anyway.
Finally, at the end of the day, it is not about the blue team or the orange team or the red or the green; it is about our country and its wonderful people. It is about giving them the best, most secure, and brightest future possible.
I pass the torch. May it be held high.
God bless Canada.