April 9, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roselown-Biggar):

should like to thank the Prime Minister and others who have welcomed me back to the house. I can assure you that I am most happy to be here. I was hoping that I might be here before prorogation and that I might be able to continue my work, as has been suggested, after prorogation. I may say that I hope to be able to do so on a somewhat restricted basis, and if my constituents of Rosetown-Biggar decide to send me here again my doctor tells me I shall be able to function normally later on.
I want to say to all members of the house that I have deeply appreciated the many messages, flowers, cards, etc., that were sent to me while I was in the hospital by the many, many people throughout the country who have wished me well. I hope I may be able to give some service to this country for some years to come.

Topic:   WELCOME TO LEADER OF C.C.F. PARTY FOLLOWING ILLNESS
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