While I am on this sincere and complimentary theme I wish also to congratulate the mover, Mr. Smith (Calgary South) and seconder (Mr. Arsenault) of the speech in reply for the very splendid manner in which they acquitted themselves in the first days of our sittings.
I cannot forego the proper courtesy of noting the presence in this house of nine new members from the province of Nova Scotia who are sitting here for the first time but, I regret to say, on the government side of the house. Hon. members who were present during the last parliamentary session will recall that there were 10 government supporters in the house and two members of the opposition. Well in this parliament there are also 10 supporters of the government and two members of the opposition and although I wish to congratulate these new members from Nova Scotia upon their election to this house I certainly cannot extend to them the same congratulations upon the location in which they find themselves this afternoon.
With your permission, Mr. Speaker, may I call it six o'clock.
At six o'clock the house took recess.
The Address-Mr. MacEachen AFTER RECESS
The house resumed at eight o'clock.