February 1, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)


James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, it is certainly not necessary that anything more should be said, but we in this group would like to associate ourselves with the tributes of respect that have been paid and to offer our very deep sympathy to those whom our late colleague has left behind him. The distinguished bearing and finely chiselled features of Mr. Marcil marked him out, I think, in almost any company, and, further than that, they seemed to indicate a certain spiritual quality not very common. I had thought, in trying to sum up the impression Mr. Marcil had made upon us, rather of the words just uttered by the hon. member for St. Antoine-West-mount (Mr. White)-he was a gentleman; and I think I might add-and I do in all respect- a gentleman of the old school. We shall all miss him.

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