Order, please. Hon. members will be saddened to learn of the death this morning of a most distinguished Canadian, the Hon. W. Ross Macdonald.
Mr. Macdonald served Canada with great distinction for many years. He was a soldier in the first war, a member of this House, a minister, a senator, and finally, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.
The particular aspect of his work that will be remembered by this House, was his illustrious career as Speaker of the House of Commons during which time he presided over our affairs with great dignity and wisdom.
I am sure all members would wish me to convey their sympathy to members of Mr. Macdonald's family.