The Boss'll be there, but he won't be attending the planned tribute to his longtime rival Paul Martin, according to CTV.
I imagine that many Liberals will be using this time on Thursday, November 30th, to clip their toe-nails or bathe their pet hampster or sneak out for a round of mini-golf. Meanwhile, those attending Martin's tribute can fill in the dead spaces by imagining how a fourth, fifth or sixth Liberal majority might have looked if they had stuck with Chretien instead of selling him out to this colorless party functionary who felt entitled to a shot at ruling the nation before he grew too old.
Not that Martin was entirely useless. In fact, his dithering was a useful personality trait under the circumstances. Like hands on a Ouiji Board, public pressure was able to force him towards the correct decision on, for example, participating in the missile defense system.
Imagine if he'd had enough of a majority to follow his political instincts!