Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.
Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status.
You've got to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from eastern Canada: people who live in ghettoes and who are not integrated into western Canadian society.
If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away.
The nature of our constitution is that everyone is supposed to be able to do their own thing in their own area of jurisdiction.
It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern.
But I've been very clear in this campaign - I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion.
But I'm very libertarian in the sense that I believe in small government and, as a general rule, I don't believe in imposing values upon people.
Well there are lots of things that could bring the government down, but my opposition can not bring the government down.
Atlantic Canada's culture of defeat will be hard to overcome as long as Atlantic Canada is actually physically trailing the rest of the country.
If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions.
We also have no history of colonialism. So we have all of the things that many people admire about the great powers but none of the things that threaten or bother them.
I think people should elect a cat person. If you elect a dog person, you elect someone who wants to be loved. If you elect a cat person, you elect someone who wants to serve.
our country, and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world.