March 17, 1949 (20th Parliament, 5th Session)


David Réal Caouette

Social Credit

Mr. Real Caoueite (Pontiac):

Mr. Speaker, we were shocked to learn this morning of the dreadful fire which broke out last night at Rouyn, a city in the constituency I have the honour to represent in this house.
Fortunately, the anxiety of the citizens was not heightened by any loss of life.
Many families have not only sustained severe losses but are now homeless. At noon, I was informed that losses will total well over a million dollars.
May I, Mr. Speaker, tender my deepest sympathy to all the victims of this disaster, be they landlords or tenants, and may I also congratulate the dauntless firemen and citizens of Rouyn who now have the fire entirely under control.

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