Perhaps this is a sign of the times. On a more serious note, on behalf of the New Democratic Party, I should like to indicate our support for the nomination of the hon. member for Sudbury (Mr. Jerome). In assuming this high office he is, of course, following an exceptional man, Mr. Lamoureux, who combined to a great degree the exceptional qualities of wit, intelligence and impartiality. It is our hope that in assuming his duties the hon. member for Sudbury will maintain those high standards established by Mr. Lamoureux. We wish him well.
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