Hon. J. L. RALSTON (Minister of National Defence):
May I be permitted to say just one word with regard to the passing of my friend Loring Christie. I am speaking not as a member of the government but as a fellow citizen of a boy whom I knew in my own home town. He was a schoolmate and boyhood friend, one whom I admired and whose companionship I cherished during very many years. I know that his home town of Amherst will be in mourning to-day over the passing of one whom we regarded as an illustrious son. I want to join in with what has been said in expressing the deepest sympathy with those who have been bereaved through his untimely passing.
Subtopic: PASSING OF FORMER CANADIAN MINISTER TO THE UNITED STATES