Mary Donaldson Lecture - 2005 - Arthur Black
Many thanks for that warm welcome. You know, when a guest speaker from out of town gets up on his hind legs to sing for his supper it is incumbent upon said speaker to say something pleasant about the location and company in which he finds himself. And with some towns and some audiences that can be a bit of a creative ... strain. I can remember once beginning a speech on a blustery winter's eve saying how pleased I was to find myself in Hamilton, Ontario in a roomful of meat packers. And I remember thinking, "Hoo, I'm going to Hell for that one."