Last night was a night of victory - for the Conservative Party, for Stephen Harper, for the ten miraculous MPs from Quebec and for the marvelous candidates elected from across the whole country.
It was also sad night that left behind some great friends on the path forward to Government.
Conservatives will need courage and vision to navigate this minority parliament - the potential pitfalls are many and loom in the shadows. But Stephen Harper has earned the support of his party with a campaign that was thoughtful, strong, strategic and Canadian.
We have his back.