Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
As the orders of the day may not be reached for a short time, I may perhaps be permitted on motions to make mention of one or two matters of interest to hon. members.
As hon. members may be aware, the 6th of June of this year is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sir John A. Macdonald. The government has thought that it would be appropriate to have official recognition of that anniversary by a suitable ceremony, to take place at the graveside in the Kingston cemetery, either on the Friday, which would be June 6, or on the Saturday following-whichever date in the interval may be found as likely to be the more convenient. I have spoken to my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson) about the two of us joining together to see that arrangements are made befitting the occasion. With us there will be immediately associated the hon. member for Kingston City, my colleague, the Minister of Naval Services (Mr. Macdonald), and Mr. W. F. Nickle, of Kingston, who, as hon. members are aware, has always taken a special interest in matters concerning the public life of our country. The Under-Secretary of State, Mr. Coleman, will be asked to assist the committee in the working out of the arrangements.
I am making this announcement at the moment as, no doubt, suggestions may come from different quarters as to what may be most appropriate in connection with the ceremony.