As hon. members know, on Monday, November 6 we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the first sitting in the first session of the first parliament of Canada, and it has been decided to take note of this occasion by holding a ceremonial royal assent.
The house will meet as usual at 2.30 in the afternoon, and I am given to understand that the various party leaders will make suitable remarks following which we will go ahead with our ordinary proceedings, which will be interrupted at about four o'clock for the purpose of proceeding to the Senate and the giving of royal assent.
The hon. members have no doubt already received an invitation which the Speakers of the Senate and of the House of Commons have sent to a reception which will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in Confederation Hall.
I am also advised that a film on the parliament buildings will be shown in the railroad committee room at 1.30 p.m. for the English version and at two o'clock for the French version.
Subtopic: ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST PARLIAMENT