Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):
I have a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. If hon. friends would listen to the motion, I am sure they would agree with the sentiments expressed in it. Given the fact that 20 years ago today the Hon. Ellen Fairclough was Acting Prime Minister, being the first and only woman in Canadian political history to hold such a position, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Yukon (Mr. Nielsen):
That this House extend its sincere congratulations to the Hon. Ellen Fairclough for the significant contribution she made to Canadian political life, for being, 20 years ago today, the only woman in Canadian political history to serve as Acting Prime Minister; and requests that the Speaker write a letter of congratulations to the Hon. Ellen Fairclough on this very significant anniversary.
Subtopic: CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic: HON. ELLEN FA1RCLOUGH-TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DATE SERVED AS ACTING PRIME MINISTER-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43