“We will carry on with the business of this House and the business of our democratic society,” Wynne told MPPs when she emerged from the private meeting with her rivals.
Today's attacks in Ottawa have heightened emotions - there is fear, there is anger and there are consequences to both. It's in times like these - times when despair creeps around the margins of society - that we look to leaders for inspiration, for comfort, but strength.
It's great to have pitbulls in the Legislature who know how to attack and deflect, but in times of crisis, leaders need to carry the nation on their shoulders.
On this day, that leader was Kathleen Wynne.
We'll see what happens as we move forward and how the words of the federal leaders resonate, but the determined, authentic voice of Premier Wynne resonated with many of us today.