On the way out

The CBC talks to Mark Holland on his exit from Ottawa.

I remember coming to this place on a Gr. 8 class trip, it was my first time in these buildings, and just being filled with a sense of awe and wonder and looking at them for all the possibility they held: a place where you could change the country, a place where you could make a difference. It was a little bit hard coming up here today and looking at those same buildings and feeling pain, that the experience, maybe for now, maybe forever, is at an end. I tried to let go of that as fast as I could and reconnect with that sense of awe, because these are the same buildings, they hold the same promise. They can do fantastic and remarkable things. It’s all in how you look at it. And that’s a choice. I choose to look at it through the same eyes that I looked at it when I was that kid coming through here for the first time. I don’t ever want that to change, because this is a remarkable place, amazing things can happen here and I can never lose sight of that.

Other exit interviews are here.