Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In this the last day of the last Session of the 13th Assembly, I as well would like to make some brief final comments and as I know there are going to be a number of replies to the opening address. Mr. Speaker, I do not think anybody can deny that the 13th Assembly was an historic one. We were at the end of an era and we were involved in the start of a new one. We now have two territories. We dealt with a very difficult economic situation and I think when you get away from the hubbub of the Assembly and you look back, you can reflect on things. As my colleague, Mr. Roland, said yesterday we did good work, but we also did necessary work. We passed some very important legislation. We dealt with very difficult financial times and we navigated through the very tricky waters leading to division and beyond. Through it all, by practising the politics of co-operation we were able to succeed to the level that we did. I am very, very optimistic as MLA for Thebacha and a resident of the Northwest Territories about our future. We sit on a tremendous storehouse of resources, we have huge potential and I am confident that if we get our politics right that we should prosper like no other jurisdiction in Canada.
It has been, throughout the last four years, an honour and privilege to serve with all my colleagues through all the interesting times that we have had. For those who are running for re-election, myself included, I wish you all the best. For those that are going to go on to other endeavours, of course, good health and continued success.
No matter what happens, Mr. Speaker, for myself, I also want to acknowledge the support, and as we work here as politicians, the staff have a tremendous role to play, both in this House and in the offices in departments of government. To them I give a heartfelt thanks as well. Mr. Speaker, no matter where I go from here on in, no matter what happens to me, I will always be able to say with pride that I was a Member of the 13th Legislative Assembly. Thank you.