Hon. W. M. Hamilion (Postmaster General):
Mr. Speaker, the Postmaster General's appreciation of the field of arts and poetry of this country was illustrated in one way at least with the stamp in honour of Pauline Johnson issued about a year ago. Unfortunately it was not possible to include this year in the limited number of stamp issues available, out of the over 100 suggestions we received, a commemorative stamp for Mr. Scott, and at present there is not sufficient time available to produce it.
Mr. Speaker, while I am on my feet I might just add that while Mr. Scott's is a very noteworthy birthday, I would like to pay my own personal regards to the hon. member for St. Denis (Mr. Denis) who has staggered along to another birthday today. Since I probably will not have the opportunity to extend my congratulations to him next year-he will not be here-I thought I would like to do it on this occasion.
Topic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR COMMEMORATIVE STAMP HONOURING CANADIAN POET