Mr. G. F. Higgins (St. John's East):
Mr. Speaker, tomorrow will be the first anniversary of the union of Newfoundland with Canada. I am drawing the attention of the house to it today because I shall not be here tomorrow. Through the courtesy of the hon. member for Shefford (Mr. Boivin), with other members I am making a formal visit to the historic town of Granby; a number of members, therefore, will not be here tomorrow.
I should like to take this opportunity to thank hon. members for the courteous manner in which they have received the members from Newfoundland since they came here as representatives from that province. I should also like to express the hope that the sympathetic consideration that has been shown Newfoundland and its problems will continue in the future. I trust that history will record the union as a happy one, and that the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) will continue to feel proud of the major role he played in making union possible.
Subtopic: FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF UNION WITH DOMINION OF CANADA, MARCH 31, 1949