Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I know that all hon. members of the house will welcome every step that can be taken to deal as expeditiously as possible with the great disasters that have occurred at Rimouski and Cabano, and, over a much larger area, in Manitoba.
I offer one suggestion to the Prime Minister arising out of the announcement he has made. There is this distinction between the problem which must be considered at Rimouski and Cabano on the one hand, and in Manitoba on the other. Rimouski and Cabano are urban communities; in Manitoba there is a serious urban problem and a tremendous rural problem. Along with the very competent engineer who has been chosen I would suggest to the Prime Minister that consideration be given to appointing to the commission having to do with the situation in Manitoba an outstanding farmer who could deal with that particular aspect of the problem.
Subtopic: MANITOBA AND QUEBEC