A few years ago my wife and I went to Ottawa to attend the graduation of one of one of our kids. We went to the ceremony and stayed overnight at a local hotel. When we walked out to the parking lot in the morning to get the car, we walked by a gentleman on the way to his car – the person looked a bit familiar, so I took a second look – it was Joe Clark, who amongst many other notable accomplishments, was Canada’s 16th prime minister. No security guards, no fancy limos. Just Joe. One of us yelled out “Hey Joe” – and of course he gave a friendly wave.

I love living in a country where the ex-prime ministers don’t need security, drive their own “regular” cars and say hi when you see them on the street.

Jim W – Triovest

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