May 13, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. JEAN FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata):

Mr. Speaker, on April 20, when there was a celebration in honour of the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), I suggested we should celebrate the birthdays of all members of parliament. Today is the birthday of one of our colleagues who, although he does not belong to my party, is the only privy councillor left in the House of Commons from the Bennett regime. He is a most likeable man,
and he has achieved the rare distinction of being the only person who has spiritual authority over the chief opposition whip, his son-in-law. I refer of course to the hon. member for Dufferin-Simeoe (Mr. Rowe). This does not mean that I subscribe to all the policies the hon. member advocates; but I do congratulate him, offer him my best wishes, and express the hope that on the next occasion of a birthday anniversary one of our colleagues will offer the good wishes of the whole House of Commons.

Topic:   BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Subtopic:   MR. ROWE-EXPRESSIONS OF CONGRATULATION
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