Mr. Eric A. Winkler (Grey-Bruce):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege today to say to the house that I hope in my ten and a half years as a member I may have made some responsible contribution to the annals of this historic parliamentary institution. I should like to thank every member in every part of the house for their co-operation and for the friendly associations I have had during this time.
I wish also, Mr. Speaker, to express my gratitude for the co-operation of departmental officials and of every staff member of the House of Commons, as well as recognizing the co-operation of members of the press gallery. Last but not least, Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank you for the tolerance and patience as well as the courtesies you have extended to me.
May I hope for future blessings on this great country and on all those who work with pride and dedication for its future. And now, Mr. Speaker, I bid you all au revoir.
Subtopic: MR. WINKLER-FAREWELL MESSAGE ON RESIGNATION FROM HOUSE