I should like, at this stage to make a few remarks in explanation to the hon. member who did not receive his notice. I regret that very much indeed. I might say that I was not here on Saturday, but last night at 11.30 I left Goose Bay and travelled by plane. The plane was delayed yesterday because of icing conditions and mechanical trouble and had to return to Montreal. This morning when I arrived in Montreal at 20 minutes after two I called my wife to let her know I was on the way. She told me the parliamentary assistant was very anxious to have this committee meet today. I saw the sun rise this morning as I was waiting for the plane to come to Ottawa. I arrived at my apartment at 20 minutes to seven and at 10 minutes to nine I was here in this building. I communicated with Mr. Arsenault of the committees' branch and asked him if he could have the committee meet at the earliest possible time as I understood we were anxious to get through this business. After chatting with the parliamentary assistant the meeting was called for three o'clock this afternoon.
According to the report 12 members attended the committee meeting. I wish to apologize for the fact the hon. member did not receive a notice. I noted the absence of the hon. member, but I took it that he might have gone to British Columbia and for that reason I did not make any special investigation or inquire any farther, especially as there were other members present.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT FOR PRESENTATION OF COMMITTEE REPORT