Mr. W. D. Wylie (Medicine Hat):
Mr. Speaker, as a backbencher may I concur in everything that has been said by those who have preceded me in paying tribute to a great Canadian. The late John R. MacNicol was always a booster for the development of our natural resources, both in the east and in the west; but he was particularly interested in irrigation projects in Alberta.
In the passing of Mr. MacNicol we in southeastern Alberta have lost a great eastern booster for the development of our irrigation projects. He will be sadly missed by every one of us in that area; but his memory will be cherished and will give us added strength to carry on where he has left off, until our dreams are realized and we shall have water flowing over more of the dry areas of the western plains.
May I extend to his relatives my deepest sympathy.
Subtopic: EXPRESSIONS OF REGRET AND SYMPATHY