Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Marquette) :
While, with other members of the House, I was aware of the fact that the Speaker's father was seriously ill,
I was not aware of the fatal termination of that illness until the announcement just made by the Prime Minister. For myself and those who sit with me, I wish to say that we associate ourselves with all that has been said by the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition in extending the sympathy of the House to Mr. Speaker and his family in the sad bereavement that they have suffered.