First, let me say thanks–to all of you–for the tremendous support you provided to me and my campaign over these past weeks. I’m deeply grateful for the many words of encouragement, and wonderful acts of kindness from so many of my friends, co-workers, acquaintances and family. I will cherish this experience always.
The result of the election means that I will likely assume my seat in the Canadian Senate in 2014, when the second Senate retirement is scheduled to take place. In the meantime, I will be at my post here at Western Financial Group, working alongside my wonderful colleagues.