Published June 17, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record.
Little Things Mean a Lot, as Kitty Kallen sang in the sappy love song that headed the Billboard chart for nine weeks back in 1954. (Blow me a kiss from across the room/ Say I look nice when I'm not. . . . Arghh!) Treacly though the song is, the sentiment ought to be a mantra for Canadian political leaders in 2013.