Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):
On behalf of
honourable members of the official opposition, I desire to convey to the Prime Minister, to members of the government, and to other honourable gentlemen opposite the expression of our sympathy in the loss which they have sustained in the death of one of their fellow members of this House of Commons, one who for many years had been prominent as a member of the Conservative party in the province of Ontario.
In the appreciation which he has just expressed of the late member's career, the Minister of Justice (Mr. Guthrie) has reviewed in a fitting manner Mr. Lennox's attainments and services, alike to his profession and to the state. I join with him in recognition of the late member's talents and abilities,' and in particular of his patriotic services at the time of the great war, to which the minister has made special reference.
As one who, for a short time, had the honour of representing the constituency of North York, I have knowledge of the considerable personal and political following which the late member enjoyed in that riding, and I should like to avail myself of this opportunity to express to Mr. Lennox's friends in the constituency my sympathy with them in the death of one to whom, over a period of so many years, they have given so large a measure of their confidence and support.
I also join, as all on this side will wish very sincerely to join, in the expression of sympathy for Mrs. Lennox who has been so suddenly and so greatly bereaved.