It is due to CBC Radio One that I feel a part of Canada. Through the magic of radio I have travelled to all parts of this country: remote northern communities, cities, small towns, art galleries, churches, schools and concert halls. Through its brilliant on-air talent and behind-the-scenes producers, I have talked with writers, musicians, authors, politicians, philosophers, scientists, economists and ordinary people. Recently, its brilliant radio drama has taken me outside the wire and home again with our soldiers in Afghanistan. My sense of being Canadian is largely due to CBC Radio, my companion in the kitchen, in the workshop, in the car and in the middle of the night. I can’t imagine this country without it.