We lost one of the very best of us this morning. Gordon was my friend. But Gordon was everyone's friend, it's who we were. Our buddy Gord, who loved this country with everything he had and not just loved it in a nebulous, I love Canada way. He loved every hidden corner, every story, every aspect of this country that he celebrated his whole life.
He wanted to make it better. He knew as great as we were, we needed to be better than we are. We are less as a country without Gord Downie in it. And we all knew it was coming. But we hope it wasn't. And I thought I was gonna make it through this, but I'm not.