Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, the House has just lost one of its most eminent members, Mr. Bernard Pilon, member for Chambly since 1962 and Whip of the government party.
The House of Commons is losing not only a member of great ability and exceptional devotion but also a man who had, through his warm humanity and his generous and sympathetic personality, won the respect and the friendship of all. I am sure, Mr. Speaker, that I speak for all hon. members, when I say that he will be sorely missed and that his sudden passing leaves a great void here.
To Mrs. Pilon, his family and his friends, I offer, in the name of all members of the House, our very sincere condolences.