"No one can look unto the future. That is denied us. I can say one thing. I have devoted the years of my life—the full span—to this country. That devotion has been repaid over and over again by the fact that Canadians have given me, in my custody, their hopes and aspirations. I shall continue to do everything I can…to bring about the concepts which have been my life’s work, the denial of discrimination and the preservation of unity."