OTTAWA–August 26, 2016. Today as former Prime Minister Stephen Harper steps down from his Calgary seat, I, as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, extend my utmost gratitude to him, reflecting on his accomplishments for Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s leadership made him a first-class Prime Minister. His tenacious economic savoir faire, determination to balance the budget, and robust policies that protected Canadians from veritable dangers at home and abroad, made Canada strong and unmistakably a leader on the world stage.
I thank Prime Minister Harper for his service, leadership for our Party, and stewardship to this country. His hard work for Canada will remain not just in our minds but in history. I wish him much success in his future endeavours.
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
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