Prime Minister Elect Brian Salmi

A great man once said ‘I have but two things to say to you: Celery and Sidewalk. Thank you, good night.’

(cheers)

We are humbled by the verdict Canadian voters handed down. Humbled and a bit flabbergasted. I think it’s safe to say that nobody in this country expected to find me here, talking to so many cameras, and so many Canadians. I do not take this honour lightly.

However, Canadians sent a message to Ottawa tonight, a message that rang out loud and clear. Myself, and the 159 other members of the Rhinoceros Party who will make up our caucus, will carry that message to Ottawa. We will not be intimidated by the size of the stones on Parliament Hill, or the paintings in the chambers of power. Canadians want us in Ottawa, so we will proceed to Ottawa with due haste.

I have communicated with the Governor General, and with outgoing prime minister Stephen Harper. It is my pleasure to tell you that we will head to Ottawa first thing tomorrow, to swear ourselves in and get down to the business of government. Parliament Hill won’t know what hit it.

You may think that tonight was a historic night, and it was. But to quote those great philosophers, Bachmann Turner Overdrive, ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet!”

Hit it!

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