Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege today to call the attention of the house to the presence in the Speaker's gallery of Right Hon. John McEwen, deputy prime minister of the commonwealth of Australia. Mr. McEwen has been a most distinguished leader not only in his own country but throughout the commonwealth of nations, and in 1958 he headed the Australian delegation to the trade and economic conference in Montreal. He comes to us following a stay in Washington. He is discussing with members of the government matters of international interest, including in particular the implications of the common market, as the entry of the United Kingdom may affect not only our two nations but commonwealth trade relations as a whole. To him, and through him, I extend warmest good wishes.
We recall so well an address which was given in the days of war by the prime minister of Australia, Right Hon. Robert Menzies. It will always be remembered by those who were privileged to hear it. Speaking in this chamber with great eloquence, he filled us with determination and moved us to a realization of those values which were then at stake.