They said it couldn't be done. The Liberal Party led by Paul Martin were, I was assured when I went to work on Parliament Hill, guaranteed to win a huge majority. Instead, Stephen Harper became Prime Minister and served for almost 10 years.
I've criticized Harper from the right, and we all know how much Canada's left despises him.
But today, let's look back at the man's accomplishments and acknowledge that, say what you will, he clearly loved his country.