William Gilbert Weir (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)
Mr. W. G. Weir (Poriage-Neepawa):
Before we begin today's proceedings there is a matter in which 1 know hon. members will be interested and which I should like to mention at this time. Today we have in our midst an hon. member who is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of his election to the House of Commons. I am sure that all hon. members would wish that I extend, on their behalf, our congratulations to that hon. gentleman, and our best wishes for the future. He was elected for the first time in December, 1924, and I believe that he is among the three or four who have been continuously members of the House of Commons since that time. On behalf of hon. members I therefore wish to extend warmest congratulations and best wishes to our friend, Jean Frangois Pouliot, member for Temiscouata.