Mr. J. C. Van Horne (Resligouche-Madawaska):
It is an honour for me, Mr. Speaker, to congratulate the mover (Mrs. Shipley) and seconder (Mr. Laflamme) of the motion moving the acceptance of the speech from the throne. It is also an honour to be here and to assure you, Mr. Speaker, and the members of the house of my willingness and desire to co-operate with them in every way possible. I am indeed pleased to see again the four or five ministers and the numerous members of the opposition across the floor who campaigned so vigorously against me during the last election in Restigouehe-Madawaska. It was indeed unfortunate that the election took place right between our famous salmon fishing season and our hunting season, because these hon. gentlemen could have avoided wasting their time.
It is a pleasure for me to congratulate the new members. I regret that the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. St. Laurent), who represents the riding located next to mine, does not intend to speak. I thought possibly he could help me convince his father that the government should do something for the maritime provinces. We do have power, and we could sell him the power he needs to build the industries he promised in Temiscouata riding. May I say this. I very much appreciate the co-operation and assistance I received from thousands of former supporters of the Liberal party who voted Conservative, many for the first time.
The Address-Mr. Van Horne