March 4, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)

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Thomas Miller Bell

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, we should like to associate ourselves with what has just been said by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) and the leader of the Progressive Conservative party (Mr. Graydon). It is peculiarly fitting that at this time Canada should express herself in this manner, because we are in a particular way a friend of both countries represented by these two great leaders. As part of the British commonwealth of nations we are in close association with the country led by Prime Minister Churchill, and we are also closely associated with the great republic to the south; so that we appreciate the efforts not only of these two leaders but as well of the people who support them. We are glad that they have been restored to health following their recent indisposition.
We are glad also to note that during the past few weeks the armed forces of the united nations have made great progress toward the end we all desire. But may I suggest that in offering our congratulations and in our rejoicings we should not forget that these victories do not mean that the end of the war is in sight. I think that is something we should emphasize, because, as the Prime Minister said, here and there throughout the country there is a feeling that perhaps the tide has turned and that within a short time we shall see the end of the war. This, I take it, is but the beginning.
I assure the Prime Minister that we are pleased indeed that he has sent these messages to President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, and we hope that all the peoples associated as the united nations may in due course find victory and peace.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS LEADERS
Subtopic:   MESSAGES TO MR. CHURCHILL ON RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS AND MR. ROOSEVELT ON TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT
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