May 3, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, it was not my privilege to have more than a passing acquaintance with the hon. member whose decease we mourn, but all of my colleagues who had come to know him well held him in high regard. One of the satisfying things in public life, and I have noticed it quite as much in the House of Commons as in any previous legislative body with which I have been associated, is that while we may have differences of opinion on public questions we still maintain our respect for those whose views we do not always share. Speaking for the members of this group as well as for myself we desire to be associated with the Prime Minister and other hon. members in the expression of sympathy to those who have been bereaved.

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