Mr. T. S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. This is the first sitting of the house in the year 1958, which is the year in which the province from which I come is celebrating its centenary.
It just so happens that it was in the year 1778 that the first member of the white race arrived on the shore of what is now called British Columbia at a place known as Friendly Cove, on Nootka island, which is now in the constituency of Comox-Alberni. Therefore I thought it might be appropriate if I were to draw the attention of the house at this, its first sitting of this year, to the fact that this is the year in which British Columbia is celebrating its centenary.
And if I might, Mr. Speaker, I would also call the attention of hon. members to the fact that some of the high school students in my constituency have sent seasonal greetings to hon. members representing British Columbia constituencies. They were supposed to have arrived in time for Christmas, but because of delay in the mail they did not do so. So from the student council of Texada island high school we have received a greeting at the beginning of our centennial year to all members from that province, which I am sure we will all be glad to share with the other members of this house.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO CELEBRATION OF CENTENNIAL