Before this resolution is
carried I want to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that it would have been impossible to reach this stage of the proceedings on the eighteenth day of this session if you had not shown a spirit of justice and fairness to all members of this house. In 1940 I said to you that you were honouring the Chair and five years afterward it is my duty to say the same thing. Your difficulties have been great at certain times but you have shown wisdom and fairness; at all times you have followed the true parliamentary traditions of Westminster. Being Speaker during five years of war is a most strenuous task but you have accomplished that in a marvellous way. I cannot congratulate you, but I can tell you of my admiration and gratitude.