A big welcome to all of you for coming, business and community leaders, fellow elected officials. Greetings from the people of Vancouver.
Over the years it seems that half of Toronto has moved to Vancouver, so thanks for sharing your talent and hello from all your ex-pats on the west coast!
We have the good luck to live and work in two of the greatest cities in Canada – and not just Canada. Two of the world’s great cities.
We have cities with wonderful neighbourhoods to live in, neighbourhoods that inspire fierce pride.