MPP (Thunder Bay Superior North, for 24 years!!) Michael Gravelle returned yet again to his Rotary roots with a fine presentation on his new orientation in Ontario provincial politics. Always a real pleasure. He was introduced by President-elect Rod Morrison and thanked by Bonnie Moore (who spoke for the club..Michael is a "special friend" of Rotary). President Philp is also pictured. Michael reiterated his motivation..very much the same as Rotary..Service above Self, with his dedication to representing his constituents as best possible. Mr. Gravelle emphasized that with, notwithstanding his issues with certain (current) government programmes and intentions (he did list some), he serves also by seeking cooperation with government on a number of importantl, major projects. Examples include the new Liquified Natural Gas storage/distribution facility,(ok'd for the Nipigon area); the Nextbridge east-west transmission tie (going ahead..he has toiled long and hard on this file), the twinning of 11-17 highway major project ( legacy-to completion it is hoped); the Ring of Fire mining; and cardiovascular surgery services at TBRHSC. Mr. Gravelle humbly reconfirmed how serving is an "absolute privilege." PA Rotary has been a longstanding friend and he was thus acknowledged today. The club looks forward to hearing Michael again next year (query still in rebuilding mode?).