All of us who were there understand what an epic of organization this day represents. Not just the day. There has been one guiding force for all of this for the last 5 years. When I say all of this - I mean the restoration itself, the idea of this day, the organization of this day, the idea of having the children - all of this was originated and lead by one person.
Robert Mercer is the ideal of the true Public Servant. A most humble and reserved man with a will of steel and the most gracious manner. Bob has been the unseen person behind all of this.
I am sure that I can speak for millions of Canadians, thank you Bob and may you and Susan enjoy your upcoming retirement.