These Idle No More drums are not just for us: they beat for you because the legislation we are protesting does not just harm us -- it hurts you and your children and your grandchildren. I cannot tell you what path to follow. I cannot tell you to join our protest. But I can tell you the story of what we know of these legislative changes and how they will forever change our relationship with the land and water. The circle of those dances is not complete until you join us. I know that it is up to you to know your own journey. I know, however, that many of you have hearts open to hear this call.
We are pleased to provide this opportunity for us to reflect on the best moments in Canadian democracy. This year, you nominated five worthy candidates -- the Quebec Student Movement, Female Premiers, Checks and Balances, the Speaker's protection of minority voices, and Idle No More -- and the votes are in.