October 4, 1949 (21st Parliament, 1st Session)

SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Robert Fair (Battle River):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Social Credit group I should like to associate myself with the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, and the hon. member for Vancouver East in what they have said in appreciation of the services of Mr. Jules Castonguay. Having been the representative of this group on the privileges and elections committee since 1936, I can truthfully say that we could not have had a better administrator of our election law than Mr. Castonguay. I found him to be very fair and helpful, and on many occasions he invited suggestions for the improvement of our election law.
During the past two years I have become acquainted with Mr. Nelson Castonguay, and I feel that he. will give service similar to that which was rendered by his father. On behalf of this group I wish to express the hope that Mr. Jules Castonguay may soon be restored to health and able to enjoy the years to come. I should like also to express the hope that his son will continue to serve Canada as chief electoral officer for a considerable number of years.

Topic:   CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF NELSON JULES CASTONGUAY
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