Mr. ROBERT GARDINER (Acadia):
Mr. Speaker, I am sure that on this occasion all hon. members of the house can forget their political differences in order to extend a very hearty welcome to the Prime Minister on the occasion of his resuming his duties as leader of this house. I concur very heartily in the sentiments so ably expressed by the right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Mackenzie King) not only in welcoming the Prime Minister back to his duties in the house, but also in that portion of his remarks expressing our appreciation of the manner in which the acting leader of the house conducted the business while the Prime Minister was away. Having that in mind, I trust that the Prime Minister will recognize that in the event of his not feeling as well as he might wish, he can safely leave the business of this house in the hands of the colleagues who surround him. May I express the hope that the Prime Minister's health will continue to improve and will soon be fully restored.
Subtopic: FELICITATIONS UPON RETURN TO HOUSE AFTER ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS AND ATTENDANCE AT SILVER JUBILEE