Mr. A. J. Brooks (Royal):
Mr. Speaker, for a short time this afternoon I wish to discuss some matters which I know are of general interest to the people of Canada, and also some particular matters which are of interest to my own province of New Brunswick and the other maritime provinces.
Before discussing those matters I want to join with those who have already paid tribute to the mover and seconder of the address. I did not have the pleasure of listening to their speeches but I have read them and I
The Address-Mr. Brooks agree that they were good, from the government's standpoint at least. I also extend congratulations, Mr. Speaker, to the new cabinet ministers-the member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Campney) and the member for Coast-Capilano (Mr. Sinclair). The member for Coast-Capilano has been appointed Minister of Fisheries and we in the maritime provinces are always interested, of course, in the appointee to this cabinet position; because, as everyone knows, fisheries is one of the great industries of our province.
I was somewhat surprised, Mr. Speaker, at all these appointments-surprised that three of them should come from the province of British Columbia. When I say "three of them" I refer to the appointment of the Hon. Mr. Mayhew as ambassador to Japan as well. I think it is a very good appointment but, as I say, I was surprised that British Columbians should be picked for all these very important positions.
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