mont (Mr. Rinfret). I want to pay a special tribute to him for the arduous and painstaking work he has done in an effort to give justice to everybody.
It is not my desire to embark upon a discussion of the report -of the redistribution committee in connection with other constituencies. All I am dealing with now is the report of the committee on standing orders, to which committee has been referred the petitions which I have tabled. After they were tabled they were examined by the clerk of the committee, and he said that the petitions were not drawn in proper form and therefore should not be received. Then I argued that some of the forms were antiquated, and I thank the lion, member for Peel (Mr. Graydon) for the support that he gave me on that occasion. He spoke as a great parliamentarian, as he always does; what he said has been appreciated by my electors on whose behalf I speak today, and I convey their thanks to him. I cannot thank you, Mr. Speaker and Mr. Beauchesne, but I can express to you the deep appreciation of my electors of the spirit of fairness that you showed -on that occasion. When the matter was brought before the committtee another one of my colleagues, the hon. member for Saskatoon City (Mr. Knight), spoke very well, and expressed in the committee views similar to those which have been expressed in the house by the lion, member for Peel. To him also I convey the thanks of my electors.
I shall not take up much of the time of the house but I have here some very fine articles which have been published in different papers, Montreal Matin of May 5, the Ottawa Journal of May 6, the Toronto Daily Star of May 9 and the Ottawa Journal -of May 14; and if I am allowed to do so I shall table them in order to save time.