Mr. Chairman, first of all I would like to thank my hon. friend for his kind words and I apologize for not having met him at the reception in Trois Rivieres. Certainly I will see he is invited next time and will be most delighted to meet him there. It is also true, as he suggests, that I received a warm welcome. I was not surprised but I was certainly delighted with the degree of the welcoming warmth that I received there.