Oh I wish this man stayed longer as Chief of Canada’s Defence Staff but I guess General Rick Hillier felt that this coming Canada Day was the time to pack it in for a day. I applaud a man who meant what said and said what he meant. He helped rebuild the Canadian Armed Forces and gave it’s participants pride that was long overdue needed. He was outspoken, told it the way it was and stuck it to those who have an outdated chidishly leftist peacenik view of Canada. Well done General! They say old soldiers don’t die but fade away. I hope this is not the case with you, as for now I wish you well in your upcoming retirement, sir!