Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
Before we leave this question, I am going to make a suggestion, very briefly, and it is this. The hon. member for Vancouver East (Mr. Maelnnis) has mentioned the condition of the unemployed men and has suggested that some-
thing should be done for them during the royal visit. I should like to make this suggestion to the government. Throughout Canada there are a large number of families, including children, who will be interested in the royal visit. Many of the parents of these children are on relief, and I was going to suggest to the government that a fitting way of celebrating the coming of their majesties to this country would be to get into contact with the provinces and the municipalities with a view to giving these families some additional assistance during the time their majesties are passing through the districts where relief people live. We know that a large number of these families will be going to adjacent cities where stops are made by the royal train, and on these occasions it is necessary for the parents to take sandwiches and other food, to make some provision for the children. I recollect that in the old days when I was a boy in the old country at the time of the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria and at the coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII, the children of the land were given a special treat to celebrate the occasion. It seems to me that with so much poverty and misery and with such a shortage of things which the children like, our Canadian children would appreciate something being done for them by the various governments to mark the coming of the king and queen.