"We all owe Canada a debt of gratitude for its role in Afghanistan," he said. "Thank you for volunteering to leave your homes and your families to carry liberty's light to some of the darkest corners of our world."
"What does all this mean?" he asked. "Very simply, it means that on both sides of the border, our governments recognize this is a time of transition, and, while the passport is the optimum document, everyone understands not everyone has them yet."