Mr. Arthur Laing (Vancouver South):
question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, it is my wish to give voice to the appreciation of some fifty members of parliament and their wives who returned this morning from enjoying a magnificent trip to the great industrial city of Windsor, Ontario. This trip was arranged by the hon. member for Essex West (Mr. Brown), and while there we were the guests of the Windsor chamber of commerce. I think it is good for members of parliament, if they are to legislate on a national basis, to take every opportunity of seeing, as widely as they can, the opportunities, industries and advantages of this country.
I cannot speak too highly of the courtesies that were extended us while we were there. Windsor calls itself the gateway to Canada's industrial progress, and I think those of us who were there are inclined to agree with that statement. That great city was a fortress for us in time of war, and we hope it will be of a source of expanding amenities in time of peace.
I find it difficult indeed to single out for specific mention any particular persons in connection with the great reception given us at Windsor, but in addition to the hon. member for Essex West, I should like to mention the other members of this parliament resident in the general area. I should like to mention the officers of the Windsor chamber of commerce. I should like to mention Mr. R. M. Sale, president of the Ford Motor Company, all his officers, and the other 14,000 men who combine to make it a great industrial team. I should like to mention Mrs. W. F. Herman, widow of the founder of the Windsor Daily Star. Finally, Mr. Speaker, I should like to say a word for the Tigers and the Browns, who gave us two extra innings of superb baseball.