Mr. Heath Macquarrie (Hillsborough):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. While I have heard on many occasions during my 13 years here glowing, eloquent tributes to St. Patrick, St. George, St. David, St. Jean Baptiste before our rules gave us a holiday on that saint's day, and many other heroes, I do not recall this House ever hearing a salutatory statement to the devout and glorious patron of all the Scots, devout or otherwise, St. Andrew.
Considering that the Scots and Scottish Canadians have made a major contribution to our public life, contributing some of our greatest Prime Ministers and sharing the ancestry of others, including the present one, it is fitting, I think, that note be taken of this auspicious day. I believe that a judicious combination of two Scottish characteristics, frugality and friendliness, leads me to the formula that we might extend to one another the wish for a happy St. Andrew's day. To you in particular, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of all Scots here present and here represented I say, lang mae yur lum reek.