March 30, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition) :

It was only as I entered the Chamber a few moments ago that I received the very distressing news of the death of Mr. Speaker's father. Filial affection is one of the strongest impulses and ties that have to do with human relationships, and those of us who have known the Speaker of this House for so many years are aware that in the case of his family, and particularly as regards his father, that affection has been of the most marked and deepest character. The loss he has suffered is therefore severe, and I associate myself most earnestly with the sympathy expressed by the Prime Minister.

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