A year ago, the Prime Minister asked the Governor General to prorogue Parliament so that he might “recalibrate” his government’s agenda and thus, one assumes, the very trajectory of the Canadian state. The resulting address to the nation set out the two wings of prosperity upon which our hopes would be borne: the creation of a national Seniors Day and the establishment of an award for volunteerism.
This past November, the Prime Minister made good on the former. And just now in Welland, a mere 12 months after the launch of our great recalibration, the Prime Minister has fulfilled his promise of the latter.
Let this transitional chapter in our dominion’s history now be considered closed, so that we might move forward, confident in the knowledge that our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren (and so on) will forever be in our debt.