meeting to select its new leadership team.
We cats can think of no better occasion to repeat the late Jack Layton's exhortation to his countrymen, which he made on the eve of his death last year. Americans struggling with the divisions in our own nation might want to take note.
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."