Today is John Williamson's last day as federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Starting in a few weeks John will be taking graduate courses at the London School of Economics, which is pretty darn impressive.
And while I certainly wish John luck with his studies across the pond, his departure also makes me a little sad because the Canadian conservative movement will miss him.
For the six years he led the CTF, John was a consistent and principled champion of freedom who held politicians to account, regardless of their partisan stripes.
We need more of that in this country, not less.