Before the orders of the day are called I should like to bring to the notice of the house a matter which to me is of great importance.
There appeared on the front page of an Ottawa newspaper yesterday the photograph of a young man, a servant of this house. No young man has his picture in the paper unless he has done something very good or something very bad. This young man on Sunday afternoon, all dressed in his Sunday clothes, with a companion, risked his life to save a little girl from drowning. The companion is Gordon Robillard, and the young man to whom I refer is Romeo Latreille. I would ask him to stand so that hon. members can look at him.
Romeo is a bashful boy, but he had initiative. He is a better baseball player than the hon. member for Greenwood (Mr. Massey), and he may have saved a great star. I am sure that Romeo will keep an eye on her and encourage her, and no doubt, at some distant date, Romeo will take his little Juliet by the hand and remind her of April 18, 1939-
Subtopic: TRIBUTE TO EMPLOYEE OP THE HOUSE WHO, WITH A COMPANION, SAVED A CHILD PROM DROWNING