Hon. Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans Affairs):
Mr. Speaker, most careful consideration was given to the matter of official veterans representation at the coronation, by the coronation committee, the formation of which was announced some time ago by my colleague the Secretary of State (Mr. Bradley).
The committee recommended that the two large veterans organizations in Canada, the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, and the National Council of Veterans Organizations, would be asked to nominate two candidates each. These two organizations have within their membership veterans from the South African campaign, as well as veterans of world war I and world war II. These four veterans have already been chosen and recommended by their respective organizations and arrangements are being completed for their travel and accommodation.
Subtopic: REPRESENTATION OP SOUTH AFRICAN WAR VETERANS