Mr. A. B. Patterson (Fraser Valley):
Mr. Speaker, we wish on this occasion to join in expressing to Mr. Raymond our deep appreciation for the services he has rendered and to express our best wishes to him on this occasion when he is about to enter retirement.
Much has been said about the spirit of helpfulness and courtesy which has marked Mr. Raymond's attitude to the members of the House of Commons throughout the past years. Since coming to this house for the first time in 1953 I can certainly appreciate those sentiments because in my personal contacts with Mr. Raymond he has at all times evidenced a spirit of helpfulness and courtesy that made it easier to become acquainted with the house, its procedures and our responsibilities here.
Therefore, Mr. Speaker, it is with a great deal of pleasure that we in the Social Credit party support the resolution designating Mr. Raymond as an honorary officer of the House of Commons, with the attendant privileges that this resolution confers.