Hon. H. A. BRUCE (Parkdale):
Mr. Speaker, I am not quite sure that the subject with which I wish to deal for a moment is quite within the rules of the house, but I would ask your indulgence with the permission of the house. It arises out of the statement that was made a moment ago by the Minister of Justice in regard to the appointment of a chairman of the Canadian delegation to the cultural and educational conference of the united nations which is shortly to meet in London. The time would seem to be opportune to express through this parliament the appreciation of the people of Canada of the invaluable services rendered by the Right Hon. Vincent and Mrs. Massey to members of our armed forces during their stay in England. We particularly desire to commend them for the leading part they played in establishing the Beaver club for other ranks of the three services and an officers' club in London, where Mrs. Massey personally helped to serve meals d-aily, as well as for their initiative in taking over a large house in Herefordshire which they converted into a convalescent home and maintained at their own expense and where many of our wounded were restored to health.
In their eagerness to promote the social welfare of our men, they have been completely and heroically forgetful of themselves and their
own anxieties We desire to extend to Mr. and Mrs. Massey our grateful thanks for the personal contribution they have made to the happiness and well-being of our men overseas during these six trying years of war.