Hon. L. R. LaFLECHE (Minister of National War Services): Mr. Speaker, I should like to lay on the table of the house a copy of order in council P.C. 530, dated February 3, 1944, appointing William James Parker, Esquire, of the city of Winnipeg, a governor of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
May I say a word as to who and what this distinguished gentleman is. Mr. Parker is a practical farmer, a graduate of the Manitoba Agricultural college and a member of the board of governors of the university of Manitoba. A comparatively young man, he has won a name for himself throughout the west as an authority on general agricultural problems, and is recognized as one of the foremost scientific agriculturists of the dominion. He farms on an extensive scale in Manitoba. Mr. Parker served in the last war as a member
of the Royal Flying Corps. He is married and has two sons. He is president of the Manitoba Pool Elevators, and a vice-president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.