I am sure all hon. members have learned with deep regret of the passing of the Hon. J. A. Glen, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1940 to 1945.
Mr. Glen was elected to the house first in 1926 as member of parliament for Marquette. He was defeated in the general election of 1930, but was re-elected in 1935, 1940 and 1945. In 1940 Mr. Glen was elected Speaker of the house, and in April, 1945, joined the cabinet of Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King as Minister of Mines and Resources. He was a good administrator and a faithful and loyal member of the government to which he belonged.
In 1948 Mr. Glen was appointed to the international joint commission, and he was chairman of the Canadian section at the time of his death.
Those of us who were here when Mr. Glen was Speaker recall the fair and impartial manner in which he presided over our deliberations. During the difficult days of the war he occupied, with dignity and in the best traditions of those who had gone before him, the position which I now hold.
Mr. Glen had not been well recently, but he endured his illness with a courage and fortitude which deeply impressed all who knew him. I know all hon. members will join with me in extending sincere sympathy to Mrs. Glen and her son.